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General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Occipital bone > Squamous part of occipital bone



The squama, the expanded plate behind the foramen magnum, is situated above and behind the foramen magnum, is curved from above downward and from side to side.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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