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Squamous portion of occipital

Other Terms: Occipital squama, Squama of occipital bone, Squama occipitalis

Description

The squama, or squamous part of the occipital bone, is the large plate-like region of the bone that forms the posterior boundary of the cranium. It is convex externally and concave internally. It contacts the parietal bones above and the temporal bones laterally.

Latin

Squama occipitalis

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