Occipital groove

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Occipital groove
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Left temporal bone. Outer surface. (Occipital groove labeled at bottom right.)
Details
Latin sulcus arteriae occipitalis
Identifiers
Gray's p.141
Dorlands
/Elsevier
g_12/12402709
TA A02.1.06.007
FMA FMA:55496
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.