[ 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.
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Origin of sinciput
1570–80; < Latin: literally, half-head < *sēm(i)-caput, equivalent to sēmi- semi- + caput head
OTHER WORDS FROM sinciputsin·cip·i·tal [sin-sip-i-tl] /sɪnˈsɪp ɪ tl/, adjective
Words nearby sinciput
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Example sentences from the Web for sinciput
See these peculiarities in the frontal sinus—in sinciput or occiput!Pictures of Southern Life|William Howard Russell
Sinciput: in Coleoptera; that part of the vertex between the eyes.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Sinciput, sin′si-put, n. the forepart of the head from the forehead to the vertex.
British Dictionary definitions for sinciput
/ (ˈsɪnsɪˌpʌt) /
noun plural sinciputs or sincipita (sɪnˈsɪpɪtə)
anatomy the forward upper part of the skull
Derived forms of sinciputsincipital, adjective
Word Origin for sinciput
C16: from Latin: half a head, from semi- + caput head
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Medical definitions for sinciput
[ sĭn′sə-pət ]
n. pl. sin•ci•puts
The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
Other words from sinciputsin•cip′i•tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj.
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