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n. pl. sin·ci·puts or sin·cip·i·ta (sĭn-sĭp′ĭ-tə)
1. The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
2. The forehead.

[Latin : sēmi-, semi- + caput, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

sin·cip′i·tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj.
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n, pl sinciputs or sincipita (sɪnˈsɪpɪtə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the forward upper part of the skull
[C16: from Latin: half a head, from semi- + caput head]
sinˈcipital adj
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(ˈsɪn səˌpʌt)

n., pl. sin•ci•puts, sin•cip•i•ta (sɪnˈsɪp ɪ tə)
1. the forepart of the skull.
2. the upper part of the skull.
[1570–80; < Latin =sēmi- semi- + caput head]
sin•cip′i•tal, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sinciput - the front part of the head or skull (including the forehead)
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
human head - the head of a human being
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A bump arose at once on my sinciput, and turned out to be as pretty an organ of order as one shall see on a summer's day.
However, the consequence of this folly was, that in two or three days, I had to be sent home to my button-headed family in a high state of fever, and with a most violent and dangerous pain in the sinciput, all around about my organ of order.
Silk Buckingham, first glancing slightly at the occiput and then at the sinciput of Allamistakeo, spoke as follows: