Definition of occipitofrontal in English:


Pronunciation /ɒkˌsɪpɪtəʊˈfrʌntl/


Anatomy Medicine
  • The occipitofrontal diameter of the skull.


Anatomy Medicine
  • 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).

  • 2 rare Designating the occipitofrontalis muscle.


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