One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Situated above or in the upper part of the occipital region of the skull or head; specifically designating the upper part of the occipital bone, or a separate bone corresponding to this.
A supraoccipital bone.
Mid 19th century. From supra- + occipital. In use as adjective originally after French sus-occipital. In use as noun after French sur-occipital.
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