capitulum

play
noun ca·pit·u·lum \kə-ˈpi-chə-ləm\

Definition of capitulum

plural

capitula

play \-lə\
  1. 1 :  a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part (such as a bone)

  2. 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

play
noun ca·pit·u·lum \-ə-ləm\

Medical Definition of capitulum

plural

capitula

\-lə\play
  1. :  a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part: asa:  the knob at the end of a bone or cartilageb:  the beak of a tick composed of the mouthparts and palpi


Learn More about capitulum


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up capitulum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to bring about or cause (something)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!