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caput

(ˈkeɪpət; ˈkæp-)
n, pl capita (ˈkæpɪtə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a technical name for the head
2. (Anatomy) the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure
[C18: from Latin]
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Noun1.caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
2.caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animalscaput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
muzzle - forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
external body part - any body part visible externally
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
arteria basilaris, basilar artery - an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
human head - the head of a human being
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
temple - the flat area on either side of the forehead; "the veins in his temple throbbed"
References in classic literature ?
De balena vero sufficit, si rex habeat caput, et regina caudam.
Thou art mistaken, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "according to the maxim quando caput dolet, &c.
I presume you will call the bug scarabæus caput hominis, or something of that kind - there are many similar titles in the Natural Histories.
Que importa, si ya no son caput electoral en sus entidades federativas, al haber cambiado el sistema electoral federal por un sistema electoral nacional o centralista?
Locus religiosus dicitur, ubi hominis cadauer integrum sepelitur vel caput tantum.
Dalian, China) from the testis, caput, corpus, and cauda epididymis of six sheep according to the method described by Shi et al.
It was observed that caput ossis femoris was located more proximal than trochanter major.
Caput imperii et decora omnium prouinciarum ad poenam uocare non hercule illi, quos cum maxime Vitellius in nos ciet, Germani audeant.
Ifan Emlyn Jones, a student on the extended diploma sport (performance and excellence) course at Coleg Menai and who captained the Welsh Colleges U18s team at the Roma Caput Mundi tournament, was star-struck on meeting one of the world's great players.
Serpens is intertwined with the stars of the Ophiuchus constellation, which is why it is in two parts, namely Serpens Caput (the head) en Serpens Clouda (the tail), which makes it somewhat complex.