occiput


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Related to occiput: Occipital neuralgia, holoprosencephaly

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 ?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
9,10) The alpha band signal at the occiput could be regarded as the resting rhythm of the visual system, and the sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) could be understood as the resting rhythm of the motor system.
marneffei Antifungal treatment Amphotericin B (2 (duration, mo) weeks) and voriconazole (>5) Other opportunistic Herpes zoster infections at right occiput Clinical outcome Responded to antifungal treatment * mAb, monoclonal antibody; JAK, Janus kinase; IV, intravenous; CHOP, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, oncovin, and prednisolone; MRCNS, methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus; HSV, herpes simplex virus; PJP, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia; MODS, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.
Phyllomyza Fallen, 1810 (Milichiidae: Phyllomyzinae) is characterized by the following features: 3 lateroclinate orbital setae; occiput not strongly concave in top view; palpus and 1st flagellomere in male usually greatly enlarged, longer than broad; lunule usually with a pair of setae (Brake 2000).
2A-F): Species fall into two main groups--12 species (adonis, argolagon, baringo, harlequini, hyalipennis, kochi, nigripennis, penicillatus, snowi, superciliatus, torsteni, trichopteron) with the occiput entirely pruinose (condition A), and those possessing apruinose occipital areas.
Modified Schober was measured to be 23 cm, and occiput to wall and chin to chest distances were found to be 0 cm.