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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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All plants chosen produced only one capitulum per plant, the most common reproductive stage for the population (see results below).
Gonostyli with long, apically enlarged capitulum (in dorsal view), bearing a plate-shaped lateral tooth; hind margin of gonostylus angularly concave, caudo-dorsal angle right.
At the end of the biological cycle (81 DAP), yield was evaluated as dry mass of capitulum which was obtained by arithmetic mean of the values observed for the two plants that remained in each pot.
In this case, the capitulum is only slightly more anteriorly placed with respect to the tuberculum, and they are almost parallel.
The three cultivars are selected three important parameters which are synthesis of crop response to photo period and temperature during development and two cultivar are selected potential of grain number per capitulum and potential kernal growth rate.
Mae corff yr anifail yn rhannu'n ddau; un rhan ydi'r goes sy'n lliw brown ac yn feddal, a'r rhan arall ydi'r pen gwyn sy'n cael ei alw'n capitulum ac mae nifer o blatiau gwyn, calchaidd yn ffurfio'r pen.
En la pregunta 54 del capitulo VIII, de la relacion para la visita ad limina de 1924, referida a: "Si desit capitulum cathedrale, dicatur quot consultores dioecesani habeantur, et serventurne cica ipsos quae cann.
In addition, it was noted that the incus was dislocated, with the long process projecting laterally and separated from the head of the stapes, with only a fibrous band connecting the drum to the stapes capitulum.
196: 'When Matins are finished, chapter is held, or at any time after Prime, or omitted at any time according to the judgment of the prelate, so that study is not impeded' ('finitis matutinis tenetur capitulum vel aliquando post primam, aliquando etiam intermittitur, ne studium impediatur, secundum quod videbitur prelato').
of the capitulum marking the beginning of speeches, among other errors.
7) cm longis integris ad basem attenuatis trinervatis vel triplinervatis, supra scabridis, infra glabris; pedunculi monocephali usque ad 20 cm longi; capitulum turbinatum 1.
Plant height was measured in centimeters from soil surface (stem base) to the base of capitulum (tip of plant) with a meter stick.