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caput

[ key-puht, kap-uht ]
/ ˈkeɪ pət, ˈkæp ət /
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noun, plural ca·pi·ta [kap-i-tuh]. /ˈkæp ɪ tə/. Anatomy.

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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British Dictionary definitions for caput

caput
/ (ˈkeɪpət, ˈkæp-) /

noun plural capita (ˈkæpɪtə)

anatomy a technical name for the head
the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure

Word Origin for caput

C18: from Latin
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Medical definitions for caput

caput
[ kăput, -ət ]

n. pl. cap•i•ta (kăpĭ-tə)

The head.
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