[ ok-suh-puht, -puh t ]
/ ˈɒk səˌpʌt, -pət /

noun, plural oc·ci·puts, oc·cip·i·ta [ok-sip-i-tuh] /ɒkˈsɪp ɪ tə/. Anatomy.

the back part of the head or skull.

Origin of occiput

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to oc- oc- + -ciput, combining form of caput head
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/ (ˈɒksɪˌpʌt, -pət) /

noun plural occiputs or occipita (ɒkˈsɪpɪtə)

the back part of the head or skull

Word Origin for occiput

C14: from Latin, from ob- at the back of + caput head
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Medicine definitions for occiput


[ ŏksə-pŭt′, -pət ]

n. pl. oc•ci•puts

The back part of the head or skull.
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