- of, relating to, or situated near the occiput or the occipital bone.
- any of several parts of the occiput, especially the occipital bone.
- of or relating to the back of the head or skull
- short for occipital bone
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). adj.
- Of or relating to the occipital bone.
- The occipital bone.