- 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
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Examples from the Web for sinciput
Sinciput: in Coleoptera; that part of the vertex between the eyes.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
See these peculiarities in the frontal sinus—in sinciput or occiput!Pictures of Southern Life
William Howard Russell
Wani is the largest, above brown, below slaty-grey; the head grey, with a black zone across the sinciput.The Highlands of Ethiopia
William Cornwallis Harris
Sinciput, sin′si-put, n. the forepart of the head from the forehead to the vertex.
- anatomy the forward upper part of the skull
C16: from Latin: half a head, from semi- + caput head
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Word Origin and History for sinciput
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
- The forehead.
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