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What is Occipital bone?

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What is Occipital bone?

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  1. GiGi
    The occipital bone, a saucer-shaped membrane bone situated at the back and lower part of the cranium, is trapezoid in shape and curved on itself. It is pierced by a large oval aperture, the foramen magnum, through which the cranial cavity communicates with the vertebral canal.

    * The curved, expanded plate behind the foramen magnum is named the squama occipitalis.
    * The thick, somewhat quadrilateral piece in front of the foramen is called the basilar part of occipital bone.
    * On either side of the foramen are the lateral parts of occipital bone.

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