occiput


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oc·ci·put

 (ŏk′sə-pŭt′, -pət)
n. pl. oc·cip·i·ta (ŏk-sĭp′ĭ-tə) or oc·ci·puts
The back part of the head or skull.

[Middle English, from Latin occiput, occipit- : ob-, against; see ob- + caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]
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occiput

(ˈɒksɪˌpʌt; -pət)
n, pl occiputs or occipita (ɒkˈsɪpɪtə)
(Anatomy) the back part of the head or skull
[C14: from Latin, from ob- at the back of + caput head]
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oc•ci•put

(ˈɒk səˌpʌt, -pət)

n., pl. oc•ci•puts, oc•cip•i•ta (ɒkˈsɪp ɪ tə)
the back part of the head or skull.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin, =oc- oc- + -ciput, comb. form of caput head]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occiput - back part of the head or skull
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
human head - the head of a human being
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Translations

occiput

[ˈɒksɪpʌt] N (occiputs or occipita (pl)) → occipucio m
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occiput

n (spec) → Hinterkopf m
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oc·ci·put

n. occipucio, porción postero-inferior del cráneo.
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References in classic literature ?
"How canst thou see, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "where it makes that line, or where this mouth or this occiput is that thou talkest of, when the night is so dark that there is not a star to be seen in the whole heaven?"
The method is this: You take a hundred leaders of each party; you dispose them into couples of such whose heads are nearest of a size; then let two nice operators saw off the occiput of each couple at the same time, in such a manner that the brain may be equally divided.
It soon appeared that his skill came short of his ambition; for, after several narrow escapes and some frantic staggering, his calves, elbows, and occiput smote the ice almost simultaneously.
"If a man had by unheard-of and excruciating tortures destroyed your father, your mother, your betrothed, -- a being who, when torn from you, left a desolation, a wound that never closes, in your breast, -- do you think the reparation that society gives you is sufficient when it interposes the knife of the guillotine between the base of the occiput and the trapezal muscles of the murderer, and allows him who has caused us years of moral sufferings to escape with a few moments of physical pain?"
Silk Buckingham, first glancing slightly at the occiput and then at the sinciput of Allamistakeo, spoke as follows:
Theoretic kidnappers and slave-drivers, they esteem each man the victim of another, who winds him round his finger by knowing the law of his being; and by such cheap signboards as the color of his beard or the slope of his occiput, reads the inventory of his fortunes and character.
This may seem a strange mode of speaking about the reading of a parish clerk--a man in rusty spectacles, with stubbly hair, a large occiput, and a prominent crown.
Ogilvie-Grant had never been to the Philippines, but his classification of the Great Forest Eagle as the Monkey-Eating Eagle in the 1896 Bulletin of the British Orinthologists' Club was drawn from Whitehead's detailed notes, as follows: 'Top of the head pale whitish buff with dark middles to the feathers, which are rather narrow and pointed, especially those on the occiput, which form a long full crest.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO THE PERSISTENT OCCIPUT POSTERIOR MALPOSITION?
The mother reports that, when styling her daughter's hair, she has noticed areas of hair thinning, especially at the temples and at the occiput. The mother denies scale, pruritus, and erythema.
Median occipital (postvertical) sclerite black, (rest of the occiput black); male terminalia as fig.
Physical exam was remarkable for Glasgow Coma Scale score of 10 and bullet wounds to the right occiput and anterior right chest.