One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of two rounded knobs at the base of the skull which articulate with the first vertebra.
- ‘The basioccipital may bear several small foramina for the hypoglossal nerve near the base of the occipital condyle.’
- ‘The exoccipitals are large and, with the basioccipital, form the occipital condyle for articulation with the first vertebra.’
- ‘The exoccipitals are pierced by four sets of foramina lateral and ventral to the occipital condyle.’
- ‘The occipital condyle (the part that connects the skull to the back bones) is formed almost entirely by the basioccipital.’
- ‘The diplodocoid occipital condyle faces ventrally, suggesting that the head was held higher and at an angle to the line of the neck.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.