capitate bone


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cap·i·tate

(kap'i-tāt), [TA]
1. The largest of the carpal bones; located in the distal row. Synonym(s): os capitatum [TA], capitate bone, magnum, os magnum
2. Head-shaped; having a rounded extremity.
[L. caput (capit-), head]

capitate bone

(kăp′ĭ-tāt′)
n.
The largest of the carpal bones, located in the distal row of the carpus.

capitate bone

Etymology: L, caput, head; AS, ban
one of the largest carpal bones, located at the center of the wrist and having a rounded head that fits the concavity of the scaphoid and the lunate bones. Also called os capitatum, os magnum.

cap·i·tate

(kap'i-tāt) [TA]
1. The largest of the carpal bones; located in the distal row.
Synonym(s): capitatebone.
2. Head-shaped; having a rounded extremity.
[L. caput (capit-), head]