occipital lobe love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, having the shape of a three-sided pyramid and containing the visual center of the brain.

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  • n. one of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain, located at the back of the head

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  • n. that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head

Etymologies

from Latin occiput 'back of the head' (Wiktionary)

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  • the visual processing center of the mammalian brain containing most of the anatomical region of the visual cortex.

    occipital lobe at the Wikipedia.

    December 4, 2008