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sinciput

[ sin-suh-puht ]
/ 藞s瑟n s蓹藢p蕦t /
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noun, plural sin路ci路puts, sin路cip路i路ta [sin-sip-i-tuh]. /s瑟n藞s瑟p 瑟 t蓹/. Anatomy.
the forepart of the skull.
the upper part of the skull.
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Origin of sinciput

1570鈥80; <Latin: literally, half-head <*s膿m(i)-caput, equivalent to s膿mi-semi- + caput head

OTHER WORDS FROM sinciput

sin路cip路i路tal [sin-sip-i-tl], /s瑟n藞s瑟p 瑟 tl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sinciput

sinciput
/ (藞s瑟ns瑟藢p蕦t) /

noun plural sinciputs or sincipita (s瑟n藞s瑟p瑟t蓹)
anatomy the forward upper part of the skull

Derived forms of sinciput

sincipital, adjective

Word Origin for sinciput

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

sinciput
[ s沫ns蓹-p蓹t ]

n. pl. sin鈥i鈥uts
The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
The forehead.

Other words from sinciput

sin鈥ipi鈥al (-s沫p沫-tl) adj.
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