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caput

[key-puh t, kap-uh t]
noun, plural ca·pi·ta [kap-i-tuh] /ˈkæp ɪ tə/. Anatomy.
  1. any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.
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Origin of caput

1640–50; < Latin: head
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caput

noun plural capita (ˈkæpɪtə)
  1. anatomy a technical name for the head
  2. the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure
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Word Origin for caput

C18: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for caput

n.

"head," in various senses, from Latin caput (see capitulum).

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caput in Medicine

caput

(kăput, -ət)
n. pl. cap•i•ta (kăpĭ-tə)
  1. The head.
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