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capitulum

noun ca·pit·u·lum \kə-ˈpi-chə-ləm\
plural ca·pit·u·la\-lə\

Definition of CAPITULUM

1
:  a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part (as a bone)
2
:  a racemose inflorescence (as of the sunflower) with the axis shortened and dilated to form a rounded or flattened cluster of sessile flowers — see inflorescence illustration

Origin of CAPITULUM

New Latin, from Latin, small head — more at chapter
First Known Use: circa 1755

capitulum

noun ca·pit·u·lum \-ə-ləm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ca·pit·u·la \-lə\

Medical Definition of CAPITULUM

:  a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part: as a :  the knob at the end of a bone or cartilage b :  the beak of a tick composed of the mouthparts and palpi

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