Occipital plane

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Occipital plane
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Occipital bone at birth.
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Occipital bone. Outer surface.
Latin planum occipitale
Gray's p.130
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.