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(English) Back of head or skull; the region of the head above the cranium and posterior to the eye. The occiput is sometimes used, in a more limited sense, as the line on the dorsum marking the posterior limit of the skull. In fish, dorsolateral region of head. In bony fishes, often marked by a line separating scaly and scaleless portions of skin. (See also: skull, dorsum, nape)
(French) Partie postéro-supérieure du crâne; région de la tête au-dessus du crâne et postérieure aux yeux. L'occiput est employé quelquefois, dans un sens plus limité, comme la ligne dorsale qui marque la limite postérieure du crâne. (See also: skull, dorsum, nape)
(Portuguese) Parte posterior da cabeça ou do crâneo; região da cabeça por cima do crâneo e posterior ao olho. Nos peixes é a parte dorsolateral do cabeça. (See also: skull, dorsum, nape)

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