Occipital groove

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Occipital groove
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Left temporal bone. Outer surface. (Occipital groove labeled at bottom right.)
Latin sulcus arteriae occipitalis
Gray's p.141
Anatomical terms of bone

On the medial side of the mastoid process of the temporal bone is a deep groove, the mastoid notch (digastric fossa), for the attachment of the Digastricus; medial to this is a shallow furrow, the occipital groove, which lodges the occipital artery.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.