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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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capitulum

  1. (in animals) the rounded rib head which articulates with the centrum of the vertebra.
  2. (in plants) a head of flowers.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ca·pit·u·lum

, pl. capitula (kă-pit'yū-lŭm, -lă) [TA]
Small osseous articular extremity of a bone.
[L. dim. of caput, head]
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This provides evidence for the potential of vegetative reproduction (Cronberg 1992) because new shoots arise when a capitulum forms from a branch coming off the main stem.
On four days (four observation periods) in 2004 and six (seven observation periods) in 2014, visitation rates of bees to a fixed number of capitula were recorded for a period of 0.52 h and used to calculate the number of bee visits per capitulum per hour.
Gonostyli with long and narrow capitulum (in dorsal view), bearing a plate-shaped lateral tooth; hind margin of gonostylus convex, caudo-dorsal angle nearly right.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Surgery was indicated for both painful loosening of a radial head prosthesis and an osteochondral fracture of the capitulum humeri (white arrow).
The two cervical ribs have the parapophyseal articulation (capitular process or capitulum) and the diapophyseal articulation (tubercular process or tuberculum), and a horizontal shaft that extends both anterior to and posterior to the articular processes.
El mayor individuo de estos presento una longitud axial (desde la base del pedunculo hasta el final de la abertura del capitulum) de 42.8 mm y un ancho de 5.9 mm (Fig.
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.