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Part of speech: noun

The lower back part of the head.

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Usage examples "occiput":

  1. Occiput black, nape white. - "The Woodpeckers", Fannie Hardy Eckstorm.
  2. They need their pious exercises less Than schooling in the Pleasures: fair belief That these are devilish only to their thief, Charged with an Axe nigh on the occiput. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Personally we have obtained satisfaction from the double Thomas' splint employed for spinal disease, which extends from the occiput to the soles of the feet. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.