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Definitions for occiput
ˈɒk səˌpʌt, -pət; ɒkˈsɪp ɪ təoc·ciput

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occiputnoun

    back part of the head or skull


  1. occiputnoun

    The back part of the head or skull (contradistinct from sinciput).


  1. Occiput

    The occiput is the anatomical term for the posterior portion of the head or skull. In insects, the occiput is the posterior part of the head capsule. The word occipital pertains to the occiput.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Occiput

    ok′si-put, n. the back part of the head or skull.—adj. Occip′ital, pertaining to the occiput or back part of the head.—n. the occipital bone.—adv. Occip′itally.—adjs. Occip′ito-ax′ial, of or pertaining to the occipital bone and to the axis or second cervical vertebra; Occip′ito-front′al, pertaining to the occiput and to the forehead; Occip′ito-tem′poral, pertaining to the occipital and temporal regions. [L.,—ob, over against, caput, head.]

Editors Contribution

  1. occiput

    A facet of the head and skull.

    The occiput is located within the head.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  


  1. Occiput

    that part of the head behind the vertex: in Diptera, the whole posterior surface of the head: in bees, the space between the vertex and the neck.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occiput in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occiput in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. occasional
    • B. sought
    • C. transparent
    • D. tight

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