capitate

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adjective cap·i·tate \ˈka-pə-ˌtāt\

Definition of capitate

  1. 1 :  forming a head

  2. 2 :  abruptly enlarged and globose

Origin and Etymology of capitate

Latin capitatus headed, from capit-, caput head


First Known Use: 1661


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capitate

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adjective cap·i·tate \ˈkap-ə-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of capitate

  1. :  abruptly enlarged and globular


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capitate

noun cap·i·tate

Medical Definition of capitate

  1. :  the largest bone of the wrist that is situated between the hamate and the trapezoid in the distal row of carpal bones and that articulates with the third metacarpal

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