exoccipital


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Related to exoccipital: parietal bone, occipital protuberance

exoccipital

[¦eks·äk′sip·əd·əl]
(anatomy)
Lying to the side of the foramen magnum, as the exoccipital bone.
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The basisphenoid and the basioccipital begin the ossification process in stage 19, followed by the supraoccipital and the opisthotic in stage 20 and the exoccipital in stage 21 (Figure 3E).
The opisthotic approaches the exoccipital and the squamosal and proceeds in the direction of the prooptic, also in this stage.
serpentina, according to Sheil and Greenbaum (2005), ossification of the exoccipital slightly precedes that of the basisphenoid, and the supraoccipital ossifies before the prooptic, which in turn precedes ossification of the basioccipital.
teminckii (SHEIL, 2005), the basisphenoid, exoccipital and prooptic are the first to present ossification centers, followed by the basioccipital, the supraoccipital and lastly the opisthotic.
Occipito-vertebral articulation formed by spherical basioccipital condyle and paired small, separate exoccipital condyles.
Category three includes transverse cuts (78 bones from 27 stratigraphic contexts) at the junction of the cranial, appendicular and caudal skeleton: supraoccipitals, posttemporals, supracleithra, cleithra, exoccipitals, basioccipitals, first vertebrae and AV1.