capitulum

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

Definition of capitulum 

1 : a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part (such 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

First Known Use of capitulum

circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for capitulum

New Latin, from Latin, small head — more at chapter

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capitulatory

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capitulum

capivara

capivi

caple

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capitulum

noun
ca·pit·u·lum | \ -ə-ləm \
plural capitula\-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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