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Etymology: L, caput, head
1 of the highest importance; involving danger to life.
2 of or pertaining to the head of the femur.
capital An expenditure by an NHS institution on the acquisition of land, premises (including new and refurbished), equipment and vehicles etc. An expenditure is regarded as capital if it is in excess of £5,000.
capital (căp′ĭ-tăl) [L. capitalis]
Pert. to the head.
pertaining to the head.
capital femoral epiphysis
epiphysis of the head of the femur; its detachment represents a specific syndrome in pigs.
References in periodicals archive
Compensating osteotomy at the base of the femoral neck for slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Kim HW, Morcuende JA, Dolan LA, et al: Acetabular development in developmental dysplasia of the hip complicated by lateral growth disturbance of the capital femoral epiphysis
Both endocrine and genetic factors have been suggested as the cause of slipping of the capital femoral epiphysis
Of the 20 hips with secondary osteoarthritis, the etiology was trauma in 12, dysplasia of the hip in five, slipped capital femoral epiphysis
in two, and coxa valga in one.