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interparietal bone

 

Definition: the upper part of the squama of the occipital bone, developed in membrane instead of in cartilage as is the rest of the occipital, and occasionally (especially in ancient Peruvian crania) existing as a separate bone, separated from the remainder of the occipital.

Synonym(s): os interparietaleTA, Inca bone, incarial bone, os incae

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