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supra- +‎ occipital


supraoccipital (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Situated over, or in the upper part of, the occiput.
  2. (anatomy) Relating to the supraoccipital bone.


supraoccipital (plural supraoccipitals)

  1. A bone on the dorsal side of the great foramen of the skull, usually forming a part of the occipital in the adult, but distinct in the young.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.