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capitulum

 [kah-pit´u-lum] (pl. capi´tula) (L.)
a small eminence on a bone, as on the distal end of the humerus, by which it articulates with another bone.

ca·pit·u·lum

, pl.

ca·pit·u·la

(kă-pit'yū-lŭm, -lă),
1. A small head or rounded articular extremity of a bone.
See also: caput. Synonym(s): capitellum (1)
2. The bloodsucking, probing, sensing, and holdfast mouthparts of a tick, including the basal supporting structure; relative size and shape of mouthparts forming the capitulum are characteristic for the genera of hard ticks.
[L. dim. of caput, head]

capitulum

/ca·pit·u·lum/ (kah-pit´u-lum) pl. capi´tula   [L.] a small eminence on a bone, as on the distal end of the humerus, by which it articulates with another bone.capit´ular

capitulum

(kə-pĭch′ə-ləm)
n. pl. capitu·la (-lə)
1. A compact cluster of sessile flowers, often surrounded by involucral bracts, as of daisies and other composite plants.
2. A small knob or head-shaped part, such as a protuberance of a bone or the tip of an insect's antenna.

capitulum

[kəpich′ələm] pl. capitula
Etymology: L, small head
1 [kap′ itel′um] a small, rounded prominence on a bone where it articulates with another bone.
2 the lateral humeral condyle.

ca·pit·u·lum

, pl. capitula (kă-pit'yū-lŭm, -lă)
1. [TA] A small head or rounded articular extremity of a bone.
Synonym(s): capitellum (1) .
2. The bloodsucking, probing, sensing, and holdfast mouthparts of a tick, including the basal supporting structure; relative size and shape of mouthparts forming the capitulum are characteristic for the genera of hard ticks.
See also: caput
[L. dim. of caput, head]

capitulum

  1. (in animals) the rounded rib head which articulates with the centrum of the vertebra.
  2. (in plants) a head of flowers.

ca·pit·u·lum

, pl. capitula (kă-pit'yū-lŭm, -lă) [TA]
Small osseous articular extremity of a bone.
[L. dim. of caput, head]

capitulum (kəpich´əlum),

n the European term for a small head, instead of
head or
condyle.
capitulum mandibulae,
Capnocytophaga
n a species of gram-negative facultatively anaerobic bacteria belonging to the genus
Capnocytophaga. It is present in both normal and diseased oral cavities. Possibly associated with periodontal disease.

capitulum

pl. capitula [L.] a small eminence on a bone, as on the distal end of the humerus, by which it articulates with another bone.

capitulum humeri
the small articular part of the lateral distal end of the humerus that articulates with the radius.
vertebral capitulum
one of the articular prominences at the vertebral end of a rib.
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RESULTS--Pollination treatment did not have a significant effect on number of achenes per capitulum for E.
A semicircular radiopaque density anterior and superior to the distal humerus represents the capitulum lying within the radial fossa.
leaning superiorly or inferiorly), if there is a fracture or partial weakening of the stapes, if the capitulum is eroded, or if the malleus is in a very anterior position.
Item 1327 mense martii ad capitulum quod fuit factum tercia dominica quadragessime fuit ordinatum et placuit omnibus quod aliqua domina mundana deinceps non possit nec debear recipi in isris nostris scolis ullo modo seu ingenio et quod aliquis guardianus non audeat recipere nec petere in capitulo gratiam recipiendi aliquam dominam ut dictum est.
While H is fair copy--it has an illuminated initial letter `A', blue Lombardic capitals with copious red flourishing, and over 400 rubricated capitulum marks--it is replete with careless errors and dubious readings.
Lycoseris, Onoseris), and sometimes the variation appears within the same capitulum with transitional forms from the marginal to the central florets (e.
Probably this may be understood as the reading out of a condemned capitulum from his book, just as we see it done in Sens and in Rheims.
Alvarez E, Patel MR, Nimberg G, Pearlman HS: Fractures of the Capitulum Humeri.
That is followed by a chapter heading `[paragraph] Capitulum vij.
Effect of exogenous application of glycinebetaine on capitulum size and achene Baydar H.
Florets isomorphic or with transitional corollas in the same capitulum, bisexual, ligulate, shallowly five-dentate limb, occasionally some segments partially connate, sub-bilabiate (4+1 corolla lips), rarely bilabiate; anther apical appendages acute, tails papillose; style bifid, branches dorsally papillose.
611 on Capitulum XIII of the Canons of Mainz for 843).