exoccipital


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exoccipital

[¦eks·äk′sip·əd·əl]
(anatomy)
Lying to the side of the foramen magnum, as the exoccipital bone.
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Occipito-vertebral articulation formed by spherical basioccipital condyle and paired small, separate exoccipital condyles.
Within the skeletal system there are three major sets of bones involved in the majority of shifts in relative timing: (1) the membrane bones of the face, specifically, the premaxilla, maxilla, and dentary; (2) other, primarily membranous, bones of the calvaria; and (3) the exoccipital. Other events in the facial region involved in the shifts in timing that differentiate taxa include the appearance of tooth buds, the differentiation of ear ossicles, the closure of the secondary palate, the differentiation of basicranial cartilage and several aspects of muscle development.
La parte ventral del supraoccipital se une al arco exoccipital por una banda de cartilago, tambien en el extremo superior del complejo neural y entre el margen ventral del complejo neural y la superficie dorsal de la tercera vertebra.
El arco del exoccipital se extiende internamente hacia la parte basal del supraoccipital, al cual se une por una banda de cartilago.
The exoccipital, supraoccipital, ophisthotic (a cartilaginous bone that ossifies in the posterior half of the otic capsule, according to Gaffney, 1979) and squamosal bones are reduced.