Definition of paroccipital in US English:

paroccipital

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • A process of the skull located near the mastoid process.

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • Designating this process.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From para- + occipital.

Pronunciation

paroccipital

/ˌparɒkˈsɪpɪtl/