third occipital nerve
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third oc·cip·i·tal nerve[TA]
medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the third cervical nerve; this is usually joined with the greater occipital but may exist as an independent nerve supplying cutaneous branches to the scalp and nucha.
Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis tertius [TA]
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third oc·cip·i·tal nerve(thĭrd ok-sipi-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the third cervical nerve.
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