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 74565
Anatomical terms of bone

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

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)