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 īnion occipital bone from īs īn- 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”).