sinciput

noun
sin·ci·put | \ˈsin(t)-sə-(ˌ)pət \
plural sinciputs or sincipita\sin-ˈsi-pə-tə \

Definition of sinciput 

1 : forehead

2 : the upper half of the skull

First Known Use of sinciput

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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 \
plural sinciputs or sincipita\sin-ˈsip-ət-ə \

Medical Definition of sinciput 

1 : forehead

2 : the upper half of the skull

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