Occiput Definition

ŏksə-pŭt, -pət
occipita, occiputs
noun
The back part of the skull or head.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Occiput

Noun

Singular:
occiput
Plural:
occipita, occiputs

Origin of Occiput

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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