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Definition of "occiput" []

  • The back part of the head or skull. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "occiput" in a sentence
  • "‘occiput’, and the part intervening between the sinciput and the occiput is the ‘crown’."
  • "I take that to mean books that pithed me straight through the occiput when I read them and changed the way I saw the world and my place in it, books that imprinted themselves so indelibly on my heart and mind that I don't have to have them in my hand to re-read them, I just need to shut my eyes and watch them unscroll in my imagination."
  • "In three years, I relearned how to walk, stand and sit and discovered the location of my scapulae , ischia and occiput."