sinciput

[ sin-suh-puht ]
/ ˈsɪn səˌpʌt /

noun, plural sin·ci·puts, sin·cip·i·ta [sin-sip-i-tuh] /sɪnˈsɪp ɪ tə/. Anatomy.

the forepart of the skull.
the upper part of the skull.

Origin of sinciput

1570–80; < Latin: literally, half-head < *sēm(i)-caput, equivalent to sēmi- semi- + caput head

Related forms

sin·cip·i·tal [sin-sip-i-tl] /sɪnˈsɪp ɪ tl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sinciput

sinciput

/ (ˈsɪnsɪˌpʌt) /

noun plural sinciputs or sincipita (sɪnˈsɪpɪtə)

anatomy the forward upper part of the skull

Derived Forms

sincipital, adjective

Word Origin for sinciput

C16: from Latin: half a head, from semi- + caput head
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Medicine definitions for sinciput

sinciput

[ sĭnsə-pət ]

n. pl. sin•ci•puts

The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
The forehead.

Related forms

sin•cipi•tal (-sĭpĭ-tl) adj.
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