sinciput

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin sinciput (half a head”; “smoked hog’s cheek or half-jowl”; (transferred senses): “brain”, “head), whence the French sinciput.

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Noun[edit]

sinciput (plural sincipita or sinciputs)

  1. (chiefly anatomy) The front part of the head or skull (as distinct from the occiput).
    • 1964, International Abstracts of Surgery, Volume 119, page 629,
      The cranial anomalies occurred either in the occiput or the sinciput, approximately twice as often in the occiput as in the sinciput.
      Such lesions have been considered to be inoperable when they involved the sinciput.
    • 1997, Robert K. Creasy, Management of Labor and Delivery, page 375,
      Between these two extremes lie the sinciput presentation and the brow presentation. Thus there are four distinct attitudes: vertex, sinciput, brow, and face (Figure 15-7).
    • 2003, Sara Wickham, Midwifery: Best Practice, Volume 1, page 79,
      I learnt to develop a ‘feel’ for the sinciput and the occiput as these landmarks feel different abdominally, and also their ‘whereabouts’ in relationship to the pelvic brim. Therefore, when descent and flexion were taking place, I learnt to ascertain how the positions of the sinciput and occiput would change in relationship to each other and in relationship to the pelvic brim.

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  • (front part of the head or skull): bregma

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin sinciput (half a head”; “smoked hog’s cheek or half-jowl”; (transferred senses): “brain”, “head), whence the English sinciput.

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Noun[edit]

sinciput m

  1. (anatomy) sinciput

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sēmi (half) +‎ caput (head); compare Ancient Greek ἡμικεφάλιον (hēmikephálion), ἡμίκρανον (hēmíkranon), ἡμικέφαλον (hēmiképhalon)

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Noun[edit]

sinciput n (genitive sinciptis); third declension

  1. half a head
  2. a cheek or half the jowl of a smoked hog
  3. (transferred senses):
    1. the brain
    2. (loosely) the head

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sinciput sincipita
genitive sincipitis sincipitum
dative sincipitī sincipitibus
accusative sinciput sincipita
ablative sincipite sincipitibus
vocative sinciput sincipita

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References[edit]

  • sinciput in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879