External occipital crest
|External occipital crest|
Skull seen from below
|Latin||crista occipitalis externa|
The external occipital crest is part of the external surface of the squamous part of the occipital bone. It is a ridge along the midline, beginning at the external occipital protuberance and descending to the foramen magnum, that gives attachment to the nuchal ligament.It is also called the median nuchal line.
- Halim, A. (2008). Anatomy : regional and clinical for dental students. New Delhi: I.K. International Publishing House. p. 12. ISBN 8190656651.
- "Medical Definition of OCCIPITAL CREST". www.merriam-webster.com.
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