oc·​cip·​i·​ta·​lis äk-ˌsip-ə-ˈtā-ləs How to pronounce occipitalis (audio)
: the posterior belly of the occipitofrontalis that arises from the lateral two-thirds of the superior nuchal lines and from the mastoid part of the temporal bone, inserts into the galea aponeurotica, and acts to move the scalp

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“Occipitalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/occipitalis. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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