capitulum

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noun ca·pit·u·lum \ kə-ˈpi-chə-ləm \

Definition of capitulum

plural capitula play \-lə\
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

Origin and Etymology of capitulum

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


Medical Dictionary

capitulum

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noun ca·pit·u·lum \ -ə-ləm \

medical Definition of capitulum

plural capitula play \-lə\
: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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