occiput n : back part of the head or skull [also: occipita (pl)]
- The back of the head or skull.
back of the head or skull
- Czech: týl
The occiput is the anatomical term for the posterior portion of the head.
Clinical significanceTrauma to the occiput can cause a basilar skull fracture.
Identification of the location of the fetal occiput is important in obstetrics.