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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations

occiput

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

occiput

n (spec) → Hinterkopf m

oc·ci·put

n. occipucio, porción postero-inferior del cráneo.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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?
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:
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.
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.
When an obstetrician has a patient who is arrested at persistent occiput posterior position, say, and is trying to decide on cesarean delivery versus Kielland's rotation or other forceps delivery, it is necessary to balance the risks and benefits of the 2 options.
twice the length of scape and pedicel combined), cylindrical (not widening toward the middle) and with distinct well-developed style; style with numerous, short, tightly packed setae (not longish, loosely arranged setae as in Oligopogon); face narrower than width of one eye in anterior view; facial swelling weak and not well-defined dorsally; mystax occupying about half of facial profile; occiput with macrosetae; palpus 2-segmented; proboscis shorter than antenna, straight and without spine-like processes distally.
On examination he was dysmorphic [Figure 1] with flat facies, mongoloid slants, hypertelorism, epicanthal folds, microcephaly, flat occiput, depressed nasal bridge, clenodactyly and saddle toes indicating Down syndrome clinically.
As Aiken and colleagues note, manual rotations followed by instrumental delivery from an occiput anterior position were not included.
In his study of 203 cases of adverse outcomes associated with VAD and 194 control VADs, there were marked differences in maternal, fetal, obstetric, and neonatal characteristics, Compared with controls, the cases had significantly larger fetuses, longer labors, and a higher incidence of occiput posterior position.