- a knoblike part, as at the end of a bone in a joint
- Bot. head (noun)
Origin of capitulumModern Latin from L, diminutive of caput, head
- A compact cluster of sessile flowers, often surrounded by involucral bracts, as of daisies and other composite plants.
- A small knob or head-shaped part, such as a protuberance of a bone or the tip of an insect's antenna.
Origin of capitulumLatin diminutive of caput capit- head ; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
- (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base.
- (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
- (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.
From Latin capitulum