[ok-suh-puht, -puh t]
- 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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Examples from the Web for occiput
He then dashed in and uppercut his opponent severely on the occiput.
For its antagonism in Ostentation we should look to the occiput.
See these peculiarities in the frontal sinus—in sinciput or occiput!Pictures of Southern Life
William Howard Russell
His hand went to the back of his head and patted his occiput—a gesture frequent with him.Kipps
H. G. Wells
There is one of these on the occiput that is in a triangular shape.
- the back part of the head or skull
C14: from Latin, from ob- at the back of + caput head
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- The back part of the head or skull.
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