occipital foramen

occipital foramen n FORAMEN MAGNUM

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • occipital foramen — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The posterior opening of the head into the cervix; neck foramen; see foramen magnum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • occipital foramen — noun 1. : foramen magnum 2. : an opening at the back of an insect s head through which the alimentary canal and other organs pass to the thorax …   Useful english dictionary

  • foramen magnum — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The opening on the posterior side of the head, giving passage to the internal structures that extend from the head to the thorax; the occipital foramen …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Occipital condyle — Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Condyle for artic. with atlas labeled at lower left.) Latin condylus occipitalis Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • occipital bone — n a compound bone that forms the posterior part of the skull and surrounds the foramen magnum, bears the condyles for articulation with the atlas, is composed of four united elements, is much curved and roughly trapezoidal in outline, ends in… …   Medical dictionary

  • occipital crest — n either of the two ridges on the occipital bone connecting the occipital protuberances and foramen magnum: a) a median ridge on the outer surface of the occipital bone that with the external occipital protuberance gives attachment to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • occipital protuberance — n either of two prominences on the occipital bone: a) a prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone midway between the upper border and the foramen magnum that with the external occipital crest gives attachment to the ligamentum nuchae… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen magnum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Foramen magnum es el nombre del orificio mayor situado en la parte pósteroinferior del cráneo (base del cráneo, piso témporo occipital), a través del cual se establece la continuidad del sistema nervioso central… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Occipital — Oc*cip i*tal, a. [Cf. F. occipital.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone. [1913 Webster] {Occipital bone} (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior segment of the skull and surrounds the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Occipital bone — Occipital Oc*cip i*tal, a. [Cf. F. occipital.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the occiput, or back part of the head, or to the occipital bone. [1913 Webster] {Occipital bone} (Anat.), the bone which forms the posterior segment of the skull and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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