Definition of sinciput in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnsɪpʌt/


The front of the skull from the forehead to the crown.
Example sentences
  • The bregma, forehead, nose, mouth, and chin are born in succession as the sinciput sweeps along the sacrum.
  • When there is extension, the occiput is higher than the sinciput and the occiput is the cephalic prominence.
  • Your sinciput, dear friends, is the part of your head from the forehead to the tippy top.



Pronunciation: /ˈsɪpɪt(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The temperament is nervous; the sincipital is large, compared with the basilar region, and the occipital part of the sincipital region is much greater than its frontal portion.
  • We report one such case of sincipital encephalocele with agenesis of corpus callosum and intracranial lipoma.
  • There are three basic classes of anterior encephaloceles: frontal, sincipital, and basal.


Late 16th century: from Latin, from semi- 'half' + caput 'head'.

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