Etymology
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sinciput (n.)

"forepart of the head, upper front part of the dome of the skull," 1570s, from Latin sinciput "head, brain," etymologically "half a head" (also used for "one of the smoked cheeks of a pig"); from semi- "half" (see semi-) + caput "head" (from PIE root *kaput- "head"). Opposed to the occiput "back of the head" (see occipital). Related: Sincipital.

updated on November 05, 2022

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