Occiput meaning

ŏksə-pŭt, -pət
The back part of the head or skull.
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The back part of the skull or head.
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The back part of the head or skull.
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(chiefly anatomy) The back part of the head or skull (contradistinct from sinciput).
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Origin of occiput

  • Middle English from Latin occiput occipit- ob- against ob– caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin occiput, occipitium (“the back part of the head"), from ob (“over against") + caput (“head"). Compare sinciput.

    From Wiktionary