Below the occiput or the occipital bone.

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sub·oc·cip·i·tal -äk-'sip-ət-əl adj
1) situated or performed below the occipital bone
2) situated or performed below the occipital lobe of the brain

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sub·oc·cip·i·tal (sub″ok-sipґĭ-təl) inferior to the occiput.

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