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caput

[ key-puht, kap-uht ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural ca·pi·ta [kap, -i-t, uh].
  1. any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.


caput

/ ˈkæp-; ˈkeɪpət /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of caput1

1640–50; < Latin: head

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Word History and Origins

Origin of caput1

C18: from Latin

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Example Sentences

The map for cases per capita used to have a diversity of colors, but now it’s almost all purple.

From Vox

Seattle in 2019 issued over five times as many permits per capita as San Diego, giving out over 14 for every 1,000 residents.

Both Minnesota and South Dakota are in the top five states when it comes to rates of cases per capita over the last week.

It also has about a third as many managers per capita as its major competitors.

From Fortune

By May, the Navajo Nation quickly recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases per capita in the country, exceeding numbers in New York and New Jersey.

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The Nevada Democrat was over; his career dead; his reign atop the Senate caput.

Caput dorsumque olivaceo-viridia, plumis in medio longitudinaliter fusco-lineatis.

Caput et truncus supra tesserulis minutis, infra squamis minimis, tecti.

Every head shows a different colouring: one red as sealing-wax, another rose-pink, a third caput mortuum.

Hc cingit niveis tempora liliis, Hc e purpureis serta gerit rosis, Huic molles viol et suavis amaracus Nectunt virgineum caput.

Ad corinthios Mulier uelet caput suum Wummon sei e apostle schal wreon hire heaued.

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