Oc"ci*put (?), n.; pl. L. Occipita (#), E. Occiputs. [L., fr. ob (see Ob-) + caput head. See Chief.]

1. Anat.

The back, or posterior, part of the head or skull; the region of the occipital bone.

2. Zool.

A plate which forms the back part of the head of insects.

 

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