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occipital

[ok-sip-i-tl] /ɒkˈsɪp ɪ tl/ Anatomy
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated near the occiput or the occipital bone.
noun
2.
any of several parts of the occiput, especially the occipital bone.
Origin of occipital
1535-1545
1535-45; < Medieval Latin occipitālis, equivalent to Latin occipit- (stem of occiput) occiput + -ālis -al1
Related forms
occipitally, adverb
preoccipital, adjective
superoccipital, adjective
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occipital

/ɒkˈsɪpɪtəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the back of the head or skull
noun
2.
short for occipital bone
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Word Origin and History for occipital
adj.

1540s, from Middle French occipital, from Medieval Latin occipitalis, from Latin occiput (genitive occipitis) "back of the skull," from ob "against, behind" (see ob-) + caput "head" (see capitulum).

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occipital in Medicine

occipital oc·cip·i·tal (ŏk-sĭp'ĭ-tl)
adj.
Of or relating to the occipital bone. n.
The occipital bone.

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