adjective cap·i·tel·late \¦kapə¦telə̇t, -ˌlāt\

Definition of capitellate

  1. 1 botany :  having a very small knoblike termination

  2. 2 botany :  collected into small capitula

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Origin and Etymology of capitellate

New Latin capitellum + English -ate

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a brief usually trivial fact

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