sincipital

sinciput

[sin-suh-puht]
noun, plural sinciputs, sincipita [sin-sip-i-tuh] . Anatomy.
1.
the forepart of the skull.
2.
the upper part of the skull.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin: literally, half-head < *sēm(i)-caput, equivalent to sēmi- semi- + caput head

sincipital [sin-sip-i-tl] , adjective
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sinciput (ˈsɪnsɪˌpʌt)
 
n , pl sinciputs, sincipita
anatomy the forward upper part of the skull
 
[C16: from Latin: half a head, from semi- + caput head]
 
sin'cipital
 
adj

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sinciput sin·ci·put (sĭn'sə-pət)
n. pl. sin·ci·puts or sin·cip·i·ta (sĭn-sĭp'ĭ-tə)

  1. The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.

  2. The forehead.


sin·cip'i·tal (-sĭp'ĭ-tl) adj.
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