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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

/cap·i·tate/ (kap´ĭ-tāt) head-shaped.

capitate

[kap′itāt]
having the shape of a head.

capitate

verb To pay or accept payment from a health plan’s enrollees on a per capita basis, such that each person pays a predetermined monthly fee for the medical service, regardless of whether it is used on not; if the available medical services are used, the payment remains fixed, regardless of how much a particular person uses the service.

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]

capitate

head-like.

capitate

rounded tip or head
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6] reported a single case of giant cell tumour of the Capitate and reported finding only five additional cases of giant cell tumour of the carpal bones in the literature.
GCT of the Capitate is a rare lesion, however proper diagnosis and management yields good results.
Moreover, specialist referral policies will vary among capitated provider organizations, even if the same HMO capitates each provider organization.