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Noun: occipital lobe  ók'si-pi-t(u)l lowb
  1. That part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head
    - occipital cortex

Derived forms: occipital lobes

Type of: lobe

Part of: cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium

Encyclopedia: Occipital lobe