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