[ok-suh-puht, -puh t]

Origin of occiput

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to oc- oc- + -ciput, combining form of caput head
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noun plural occiputs or occipita (ɒkˈsɪpɪtə)
  1. 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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occiput in Medicine


[ŏksə-pŭt′, -pət]
n. pl. oc•ci•puts
  1. The back part of the head or skull.
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