Occipital plane

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Occipital plane
Occipital bone at birth.
Occipital bone. Outer surface.
Latin planum occipitale
TA A02.1.04.027
FMA 74565
Anatomical terms of bone
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That area of the squamous part of the occipital bone which lies above the highest of the nuchal lines is named the occipital plane or (planum occipitale), and is covered by the occipitalis muscle.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 130 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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