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Etymology: L, caput, head
1 of the highest importance; involving danger to life.
2 of or pertaining to the head of the femur.
capitalAn expenditure by an NHS institution on the acquisition of land, premises (including new and refurbished), equipment and vehicles etc. An expenditure is regarded as capital if it is in excess of £5,000.
capital(căp′ĭ-tăl) [L. capitalis]
Pert. to the head.
pertaining to the head.
capital femoral epiphysis
epiphysis of the head of the femur; its detachment represents a specific syndrome in pigs.