sinciput

noun sin·ci·put \ ˈsin(t)-sə-(ˌ)pət \

Definition of sinciput

plural sinciputs or sincipita play \sin-ˈsi-pə-tə\
1 : forehead
2 : the upper half of the skull

Origin and Etymology of sinciput

Latin sincipit-, sinciput, from semi- + caput head — more at head


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sinciput

noun sin·ci·put \ ˈsin(t)-sə-(ˌ)pət \

medical Definition of sinciput

plural sinciputs or sincipita play \sin-ˈsip-ət-ə\
1 : forehead
2 : the upper half of the skull

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