sinciput [sin-suh-puht] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural sin·ci·puts, sin·cip·i·ta [sin-sip-i-tuh] /sɪnˈsɪp ɪ tə/. Anatomy. the forepart of the skull. the upper part of the skull.
Origin of sinciput 1570–80; Latin: literally, half-head *sēm(i)-caput, equivalent to sēmi-+ caput headRelated formssin·cip·i·tal [sin-sip-i-tl] /sɪnˈsɪp ɪ tl/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for sinciput Historical Examples of sinciput
Sinciput: in Coleoptera; that part of the vertex between the eyes.
John. B. Smith
See these peculiarities in the frontal sinus—in sinciput or occiput!
William Howard Russell
Wani is the largest, above brown, below slaty-grey; the head grey, with a black zone across the sinciput.
William Cornwallis Harris
Sinciput, sin′si-put, n. the forepart of the head from the forehead to the vertex.
British Dictionary definitions for sinciput sinciput noun plural sinciputs or sincipita (sɪnˈsɪpɪtə) anatomy the forward upper part of the skull Derived Formssincipital, adjectiveWord Origin for sinciput C16: from Latin: half a head, from semi- + caput head Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for sinciput n.
“forepart of the head,” 1570s, from Latin sinciput “half a head,” also “one of the smoked cheeks of a pig,” from semi- (see) + caput (see . Related: Sincipital.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper sinciput in Medicine sinciput [sĭn′sə-pət] n. pl. sin•ci•puts The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead. The forehead. Related formssin•cip′i•tal (-sĭp′ĭ-tl) adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.