Origin of capitate
Examples from the Web for capitate
Flowers few, sessile and capitate clustered on the mostly long peduncles.
Valve linear, with protracted, sub-rostrate or capitate ends.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
The tentacles are all capitate and distributed, and about 2-1/2 times the body length.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
In this moss, the paraphyses are inflated at the summit into little knobs, or they are capitate (fig. 37).An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
The ovary has a thick style and capitate stigma (c), and the fruit is a drupe (d).Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
British Dictionary definitions for capitate
Word Origin for capitate
Word Origin and History for capitate
"head-shaped," 1660s, from Latin capitatus "headed," from caput "head" (see capitulum).