n. pl. sin·ci·puts or sin·cip·i·ta (sĭn-sĭpĭ-tə)
1. The upper half of the cranium, especially the anterior portion above and including the forehead.
2. The forehead.
[Latin : sēmi-, semi- + caput, head; see kaput- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
sin·cipi·tal (-sĭpĭ-tl) adj.
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