capitate

adjective
cap·i·tate | \ ˈka-pə-ˌtāt \

Definition of capitate 

1 : forming a head

2 : abruptly enlarged and globose

First Known Use of capitate

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for capitate

Latin capitatus headed, from capit-, caput head

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The first known use of capitate was in 1661

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capitate

adjective
cap·i·tate | \ ˈkap-ə-ˌtāt \

Medical Definition of capitate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: abruptly enlarged and globular

capitate

noun

Medical Definition of capitate (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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