occiput


oc·ci·put

noun \ˈäk-sə-(ˌ)pət\
plural occiputs or oc·cip·i·ta \äk-ˈsi-pə-tə\

Definition of OCCIPUT

:  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

oc·ci·put

noun \ˈäk-sə-(ˌ)pət\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural occiputs or oc·cip·i·ta \äk-ˈsip-ət-ə\

Medical Definition of OCCIPUT

: the back part of the head or skull

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