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occiput

 [ok´sĭ-put]
the back part of the head.
From Dorland's, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

oc·ci·put

, gen.

oc·cip·i·tis

(ok'si-put, ok-sip'i-tis), [TA]
The back of the head.
[L.]
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occiput

(ŏk′sə-pŭt′, -pət)
n. pl. occipita (ŏk-sĭp′ĭ-tə) or occiputs
The back part of the head or skull.
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occiput

The back of the head
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

oc·ci·put

(ok'si-put, ok-sip'i-tis) [TA]
The back of the head.
[L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

occiput

The back of the head.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

occiput

or

occipital region

  1. the hard region of the vertebrate cranium.
  2. the dorsilateral plates on the head of an insect.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The first thoracic vertebral body was fixed in place, while the occiput was placed into a gadgetry allowing movement of the spine in sagittal plane only.
3); ocell-ocular distance about equal to diameter of lateral ocellus; maxillary palp not swollen; head surface sculpturing finely granulate, but occiput smooth and shining.
Eyes holoptic, contiguous at the upper portion of frons for a distance about l.5-2.0 times the distinct and triangular lower portion; from profile, lower portion of frons appears sloping forwards at about 45deg to the narrow upper portion; frons, gena and narrow face densely silvery dusted and almost bare; occiput black, dusted whitish, with weak whitish hairs becoming longer and coarser at margins; proboscis black, long, about 3 as long as head or slightly longer; antennae (Fig.
Left half of posterior arch is completely present, which is not fused with the occiput. Lateral mass shows complete fusion on right side while on the left it shows incomplete fusion.
In our study, the patient's head was placed in the sniffing position with a 6 cm-high firm pillow under the occiput and the jaw-thrust was performed for the airway clearance.
It describes a flattening of both the forehead and occiput (Aichel 1932:17-28; Dingwall 1931:6; Imbelloni and Rudiger 1930 Fig.
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(Female) Head transverse; occiput straight, with rounded juxta-ocular elevations; ocelli minute in the female in broad triangle, facial scutellum transverse, eyes rounded.