noun (plural capitula) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, small head — more at chapter Date: circa 1755 1. a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part (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

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  • Capitulum — Ca*pit u*lum (k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[u^]m), n.; pl. {Capitula} (k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[.a]). [L., a small head.] 1. A thick head of flowers on a very short axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum may be either globular or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capitulum — término latino para cabeza ósea o eminencia articular Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. capitulum Eminencia pequeña y redondeada de un hueso que se artic …   Diccionario médico

  • Capitulum — (lat. Köpfchen) kann je nach Zusammenhang verschiedene Bedeutungen haben: In der Botanik eine Blütenstandsform, das Köpfchen In der Anatomie Capitulum humeri, einen Teil des Oberarmknochens In der Zoologie eine Alternativbezeichnung für das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Capitulum —   [lateinisch »Köpfchen«] das, s/, Anatomie: Gelenkköpfchen, z. B. Capitulum humeri, der mit der Speiche in gelenkiger Verbindung stehende, kugelige seitliche Abschnitt des Oberarmknochens …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Capitŭlum — (lat.), »kleiner Kopf«, Kapitel; das Blütenköpfchen (s. Blütenstand, S. 93) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • capitulum — c.1750, from L., lit. little head, dim. of caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • capitulum — [kə pich′yoo ləm, kəpich′ə ləm] n. pl. capitula [kə pich′ələ] [ModL < L, dim. of caput, HEAD] 1. Anat. Zool. a knoblike part, as at the end of a bone in a joint 2. Bot. HEAD (n. 17a) …   English World dictionary

  • CAPITULUM — I. CAPITULUM Italiae urbs prope Bovillas, et Calatias, Cluverio oppidul. versus Fucinum lacum, ubi nunc forsam vicus Luco. II. CAPITULUM vox Recentioribus multo et vario in usu. Apud Gregorium M. l. 1. Ep. 47. Sacra Imperaha cucurrerunt, quibus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Capitulum — The term Capitulum can refer to several things:*In botany, a type of flower head where the bracts are located under the basis, such as a Daisy s *In anatomy, the Capitulum of the humerus *The Latin word for a Chapter *In entomology, a structure… …   Wikipedia

  • capitulum — 1. [NA] A small head or rounded articular extremity of a bone. SYN: capitellum (1). SEE ALSO: caput. 2. The bloodsucking, probing, sensing, and holdfast mouthparts of a tick, including the basal supporting structure; relative size and shape of… …   Medical dictionary

  • capitulum — In pedunculate cirripeds portion of carapace enclosing trophic structures, commonly armored by calcareous plates [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Portion of carapace enclosing body, commonly protected by calcareous plates (lepadomorph cirripeds); or… …   Crustacea glossary

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