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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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