/ (ˌkæpɪˈtɛləm) /
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noun plural -la (-lə)
anatomy an enlarged knoblike structure at the end of a bone that forms an articulation with another bone; capitulum
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Word Origin for capitellum
C19: from Latin, diminutive of capitulum
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Medical definitions for capitellum
[ kăp′ĭ-tĕl′əm ]
n. pl. cap•i•tel•la (-tĕl′ə)
The rounded protuberance at the lower end of the humerus that articulates with the radius.
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