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occiput

[ ok-suh-puht, -puht ]
/ 藞蓲k s蓹藢p蕦t, -p蓹t /
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noun, plural oc路ci路puts, oc路cip路i路ta [ok-sip-i-tuh]. /蓲k藞s瑟p 瑟 t蓹/. Anatomy.
the back part of the head or skull.
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Origin of occiput

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin, equivalent to oc-oc- + -ciput, combining form of caput head
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British Dictionary definitions for occiput

occiput
/ (藞蓲ks瑟藢p蕦t, -p蓹t) /

noun plural occiputs or occipita (蓲k藞s瑟p瑟t蓹)
the back part of the head or skull

Word Origin for occiput

C14: from Latin, from ob- at the back of + caput head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for occiput

occiput
[ 艔ks蓹-p怒t鈥, -p蓹t ]

n. pl. oc鈥i鈥uts
The back part of the head or skull.
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