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ca·pit·u·lum

 (kə-pĭch′ə-ləm)
n. pl. ca·pit·u·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.

[Latin, diminutive of caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]
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capitulum

(kəˈpɪtjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. (Botany) a racemose inflorescence in the form of a disc of sessile flowers, the youngest at the centre. It occurs in the daisy and related plants
2. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology a headlike part, esp the enlarged knoblike terminal part of a long bone, antenna, etc
3. (Zoology) anatomy zoology a headlike part, esp the enlarged knoblike terminal part of a long bone, antenna, etc
[C18: from Latin, literally: a little head, from caput head]
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ca•pit•u•lum

(kəˈpɪtʃ ə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
any globose or knoblike part, as a flower head or the head of a bone.
[1715–25; < Latin: small head; see chapter]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capitulum - a dense cluster of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
2.capitulum - fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
mealie - an ear of corn
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
3.capitulum - an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a treecapitulum - an arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree
treetop, crown - the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
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The large osteochondral fragment of the capitulum humeri was openly reduced, temporarily fixed by two Kirschner wires, and fixed with a MAGNEZIX compression screw (0 3.2 mm, length 32 mm).
The implantations involved the femoral condyles in 597 procedures, the patellofemoral joint in 118, the talar dome in 76, the tibial condyles in 25, the capitulum humeri in 6, the femoral head in 6, and the humeral head in 3.
(8.) Alvarez E, et al: Fracture of the capitulum humeri. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1975;57(8):1093-6.