external occipital protuberance


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ex·ter·nal oc·cip·i·tal pro·tu·ber·ance

[TA]
a prominence about the center of the outer surface of the squamous portion of the occipital bone, giving attachment to the ligamentum nuchae.

external occipital protuberance

A bony bump or elevation in the midline of the lower part of the back of the skull in the middle of the occipital bone. It is more prominent in males than in females.
See also: protuberance
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Neck circumference was measured at the level of the cricoid cartilage, and head circumference was measured through the superciliary arch and external occipital protuberances. The antero-posterior and bi-temporal diameters of the head were measured by a sliding caliper.