Capitate meaning

kăpĭ-tāt
Enlarged and globular at the tip, as a bone of the wrist having a rounded knoblike end or the stigma of certain flowers.
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Having flowers arranged in a dense headlike cluster.
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Enlarged at the head or tip.
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Head-shaped, as some flowers.
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The largest of the carpal bones.
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Forming a headlike mass or dense cluster, as the flowers of plants in the composite family.
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(anatomy) Having a distinct globular tip.
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(botany) Forming a dense, head-like cluster, such as the inflorescences of composites.
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(anatomy) The capitate bone of the wrist.
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(US, health care) To pay health-care providers using a capitation system.
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Origin of capitate

  • Latin capitātus having a head from caput capit- head kaput- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin capitatus (“having a head”), from caput (“head”)

    From Wiktionary