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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

(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.

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]