occipital bone

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a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull

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The differences were particularly noticeable in the frontal, parietal and occipital bones, which were translucent in the both mutant strains, and nearly transparent in the db/db strain.
Furthermore, it involves the sphenoid and occipital bones rather than the temporal bone.
On the level of simple comprehension anyone can find a map of the skull, determine the position of the parietal and occipital bones, note that the lambda is the three-legged meeting-point of sutures and hence make up an internal picture of regularly convex curved parietals and projecting occipitals.
Computed tomography (CT) of the temporal bone demonstrated a bony lesion in the left temporal and occipital bones (figure 2).
This opening is formed by the jugular notches in the temporal and occipital bones.