Occipital bone ossification centres
The occipital bone has complex development, it ossifies from six different centres.
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Diagram adapted from Grey's Anatomy - Public Domain
The six centres that we can see in the diagram are:
- - basioccipital bone
- - exoccipital bone (two centres)
- - supraoccipital bone
- - interparietal bone (two centres)
See more on the article about accessory occipital bone sutures.