capitulum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin capitulum

Noun[edit]

capitulum (plural capitula)

  1. (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base.
  2. (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
  3. (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.
  4. (entomology, obsolete) The enlarged end of a proboscis.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of caput.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

capitulum n (genitive capitulī); second declension

  1. head-like structure
  2. (Late Latin) prominent part or division of a writing, chapter, section

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative capitulum capitula
genitive capitulī capitulōrum
dative capitulō capitulīs
accusative capitulum capitula
ablative capitulō capitulīs
vocative capitulum capitula

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (part or division of a writing): cap., c.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Late Latin: prominent part or division of a writing): caput

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