occipital condyle

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occipital condyle

[äk′sip·əd·əl ′kän‚dīl]
(anatomy)
An articular surface on the occipital bone which articulates with the atlas.
(invertebrate zoology)
A projection on the posterior border of an insect head which articulates with the lateral neck plates.
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A regiao do osso basioccipital abriga o conspicuo condilo occipital (condylus occipitalis, CO: Figura 1D) e a rasa fossa subcondilar (fossa subcondylaris, FS: Figura 1D); e circundada por dois tuberculos basilares (tuberculum basilare), locais de origem da musculatura cervical.