Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to a bone or region on each side of the great foremen of the skull.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a bone or region on each side of the great foremen of the skull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or constituting that part of the occipital bone of the skull which lies on the right or left side of the foramen magnum.
  • n. A lateral occipital bone; one of a pair of bones situated on each side of the basioccipital, and with this and generally with the supraoccipital circumscribing the foramen magnum.

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Examples

  • The first relatively complete exoccipital-opisthotic from the braincase of the Callovian pliosaur, Liopleurodon.

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  • Anterior thoracic vertebrae have long spinous processes for muscles and ligaments inserting on the exoccipital region and nuchal area of the skull to stabilize the head.

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  • Beneath and towards the middle line of the skull is a part of another bone, which may be the paroccipital, or even exoccipital.

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