Occipital plane

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Occipital plane
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Occipital bone at birth.
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Occipital bone. Outer surface.
Details
Latin planum occipitale
Identifiers
Gray's p.130
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_22/12644586
TA A02.1.04.027
FMA FMA:74565
Anatomical terms of bone

That part of the squama occipitalis which lies above the highest nuchal lines is named the planum occipitale (or occipital plane), and is covered by the Occipitalis muscle.

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