Occiputs
Occiput Oc"ci*put, n.; pl. L. {Occipita}, E. {Occiputs}. [L., fr. ob (see {Ob-}) + caput head. See {Chief}.] 1. (Anat.) The back, or posterior, part of the head or skull; the region of the occipital bone. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A plate which forms the back part of the head of insects. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • occiputs — oc·ci·put || É‘ksɪpÊŒt / É’k n. back part of the head or skull (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Occipita — Occiput Oc ci*put, n.; pl. L. {Occipita}, E. {Occiputs}. [L., fr. ob (see {Ob }) + caput head. See {Chief}.] 1. (Anat.) The back, or posterior, part of the head or skull; the region of the occipital bone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A plate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Occiput — Oc ci*put, n.; pl. L. {Occipita}, E. {Occiputs}. [L., fr. ob (see {Ob }) + caput head. See {Chief}.] 1. (Anat.) The back, or posterior, part of the head or skull; the region of the occipital bone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A plate which forms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occiput — noun (plural occiputs or occipita) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin occipit , occiput, from ob against + capit , caput head more at ob , head Date: 14th century the back part of the head or skull …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • occiput — /ok seuh put , peuht/, n., pl. occiputs, occipita /ok sip i teuh/. Anat. the back part of the head or skull. [1350 1400; ME < L, equiv. to oc OC + ciput, comb. form of caput head] * * * …   Universalium

  • Occiput — The back of the head. The occipital bone is the bone forming the back of the skull the rear and the rear bottom of the skull. The occipital bone encloses a large oval hole, the foramen magnum, the opening through which the spinal cord becomes… …   Medical dictionary

  • Parareptilien — Lebendrekonstruktion des Pareiasauriers Scutosaurus karpinskii Zeitraum Perm bis Trias 299 bis 199,6 Mio. Jahre Fundorte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Somatochlora williamsoni — Systematik Unterordnung: Großlibellen (Anisoptera) Überfamilie: Libelluloidea Familie: Falkenlibellen (Corduliidae) Gattun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • occiput — [äk′si put΄, äk′sipət] n. pl. occipita [äk sip′i tə] or occiputs [ME < MFr < L < ob (see OB ) + caput,HEAD] the back part of the skull or head …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”