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Latin occiput cranii
occipital artery
occipital vein
occipital lymph nodes
TA A01.1.00.003
FMA 49187
Anatomical terminology

The occiput is the anatomical term for the posterior (back) portion of the head or skull. In insects, the occiput is the posterior part of the head capsule.

The word occipital pertains to the occiput.[1] Etymology:occipital : from Latin occiput "back of the skull," from ob "against, behind" + caput "head" . distinguished from sinciput (anterior part of the skull).[2]

Clinical significance[edit]

Trauma to the occiput can cause a basilar skull fracture.

Prominent occiput is a feature of Trisomy 18 (Edward's Syndrome), along with small jaw, low-set ears, and mental retardation. It is also a feature of Trisomy 9 and Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome.

Identification of the location of the fetal occiput is important in obstetrics.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "occipital" A Dictionary of Zoology. Ed. Michael Allaby. Oxford University Press 2009
  2. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=+occiput+&searchmode=none

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MD Magazine

MD Magazine
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:03:45 -0700

In addition, there was a positive correlation between apnea hypopnea index and occiput- to-wall distance and neck circumference (r=0.355, p=0.021; r=0.413, p=0.007, respectively) whereas apnea hypopnea index and body mass index did not significantly ...

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After initial patient analysis, the chiropractor found subluxations at bilateral occiput, C1-R, C5-P, T6-L, and right P-I ilium. Treatment included the use of the Activator adjusting instrument, the patient in prone position, and 12 separate lines of ...
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But I obeyed, and stared in the blur of the mirror as her clippers buzzed to life and began working up and down my occiput. After a couple of minutes, the clippers went dead, and I felt the stylist's fingers plucking at the thatch that grows just ...


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Tout à sa plénitude sereine, Nanbo ne pouvait pas s'empêcher de ressentir un picotement à l'occiput, l'ombre d'un doute l'étreignait. Mais non, se rassura-t-il, aucun danger que l'on remonte à moi: le commanditaire est mort et l'intermédiaire Anastasia ...


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La foudre était tombée sur l'occiput de Valls, mais il ne cilla pas. – Après tout, c'est encore mieux ainsi, se dit-il, ressaisi. Le président fut aimable avec tous, Fabius, Ségolène, le président du Sénat et tant d'autres encore. – Comme c'est beau ...

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