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occiput

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noun oc·ci·put \ˈäk-sə-(ˌ)pət\

Definition of occiput

plural occiputs or oc·cip·i·ta play \äk-ˈsi-pə-tə\

  1. :  the back part of the head or skull



Origin of occiput

Middle English, from Latin occipit-, occiput, from ob- against + capit-, caput head — more at ob-, head


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

occiput

play
noun oc·ci·put \ˈäk-sə-(ˌ)pət\

Medical Definition of occiput

plural occiputs or oc·cip·i·ta \äk-ˈsip-ət-ə\play

  1. :  the back part of the head or skull



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