Definition of occipitofrontal in English:

occipitofrontal

noun

Anatomy Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics. The occipitofrontal diameter of the skull.

adjective

Anatomy Obstetrics
  • 1Of or relating to the occipital and frontal bones of the skull, or the occipital and frontal lobes of the brain; specifically designating a diameter or circumference of the skull measured between the external occipital protuberance and the frontal bone (now usually the glabella).

  • 2Designating the occipitofrontalis muscle. rare.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From occipito- + frontal, probably after French occipito-frontal, adjective and noun.

Pronunciation

occipitofrontal

/ɒkˌsɪpɪtəʊˈfrʌntl/