occipital lobe

occipital lobe n the posterior lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is separated medially from the parietal lobe by the parieto-occipital sulcus, is indistinctly separated more laterally from the temporal and parietal lobes, bears the visual areas, and has the form of a 3-sided pyramid

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the posterior portion of the cerebral hemisphere; see lobus occipitalis.

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