occipitofrontalis


Also found in: Medical.

occipitofrontalis

[äk¦sip·əd·ō‚frən′tal·is]
(anatomy)
A muscle in two parts, the frontal (inserting in the skin of the forehead) and the occipital (inserting in the galea sponeurotica).
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Lower fractional anisotropy was found in the right fasciculus occipitofrontalis, splenium corporis callosi, and posterior cingulate.
The upper part of the orbicularis occuli was exposed and the frontal belly of occipitofrontalis was followed from below upwards.
Although the deeper galea aponeurotica is also mainly membranous, it contains the occipitofrontalis muscles.