Definition of Occipital lobe

1. Noun. That part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head.

Definition of Occipital lobe

1. Noun. (anatomy) one of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain, located at the back of the head ¹

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Medical Definition of Occipital lobe

1. House the visual interpretation centres. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Occipital Lobe

occipital bone
occipital bones
occipital border
occipital border of parietal bone
occipital border of temporal bone
occipital branch
occipital cerebral veins
occipital condyle
occipital emissary vein
occipital fontanel
occipital groove
occipital gyri
occipital gyrus
occipital horn
occipital lobe (current term)
occipital lobe epilepsy
occipital lobe of cerebrum
occipital lobes
occipital lymph nodes
occipital margin
occipital neuralgia
occipital neurectomy
occipital neuritis
occipital operculum
occipital part of corpus callosum
occipital plane
occipital plexus
occipital point
occipital pole

Literary usage of Occipital lobe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It is connected with the occipital lobe by the second annexant gyrus. ... The occipital lobe.—The occipital lobe is divided on its external surface into ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"It is continued below into the second and third temporal gyri. occipital lobe.—This lobe is very well marked off in Quadrumana by the deep cleft ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The occipital lobe forms part of the supero-lateral, part of the inferior, part of the medial surface of the hemisphere, and the occipital pole. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The occipital lobe is not limited to the upper tabular part of the occipital bone, but extends forwards under cover of the posterior part of the parietal, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... OU TUBER anterior part of the occipital lobe has a well-marked vertical sulcus, called the simian sulcus or ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"Diagnosis was made of an abscess in the left occipital lobe. ... The entire left occipital lobe ns far forward as the sulcus parieto- ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"In the lower apes," he says, " the occipital lobe proves the victor ; it bulges over the parietal lobe as far as the first ..."

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