the bulging part at the rear of the human skull
Origin of inionModern Latin ; from Gr, the back of the head ; from is (gen. inos), sinew, muscle, literally , strength, akin to Classical Latin vis, strength ; from Indo-European an unverified form w?s- ; from base an unverified form wei-, to strive forward, from source Classical Latin via
The most prominent projecting point of the occipital bone at the base of the skull.
Origin of inionGreek &imacron;nion, occipital bone, from &imacron;s, &imacron;n-, sinew, fiber; see wei- in Indo-European roots.
(plural inia or inions)
- (anatomy) A small protuberance on the external surface of the back of the skull near the neck; the external occipital protuberance.
OriginSee also: iníon
From Ancient Greek ἰνίον (inion, “occipital bone; back of the head”).