sinciput

noun

sin·​ci·​put ˈsin(t)-sə-(ˌ)pət How to pronounce sinciput (audio)
plural sinciputs or sincipita sin-ˈsi-pə-tə How to pronounce sinciput (audio)
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2
: the upper half of the skull

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sinciput was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Sinciput.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinciput. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sinciput

noun
sin·​ci·​put ˈsin(t)-sə-(ˌ)pət How to pronounce sinciput (audio)
plural sinciputs or sincipita sin-ˈsip-ət-ə How to pronounce sinciput (audio)
1
2
: the upper half of the skull
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