Sinciput meaning

sĭnsə-pət
The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
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The forehead.
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The upper part of the skull or head; esp., the forehead.
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The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
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The forehead.
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(chiefly anatomy) The front part of the head or skull (as distinct from the occiput).
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Origin of sinciput

  • Latin sēmi- semi- caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From the Latin sinciput (“half a head"; “smoked hog's cheek or half-jowl"; (transferred senses): “brain", “head"), whence the French sinciput.

    From Wiktionary