, or occipital bone, consists of three main parts. The first is formed by a shell that corresponds to the posterior part of the cranial vault. The second consists of a basal part that configures the rear portion of the base of the skull
, whereas the third is formed by two lateral junctions whose main purpose is to support the head above the spine
. The occipital bone is connected to the parietal, sphenoid, temporal, and atlas bones.
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