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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"
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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.
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85, caput, da CF traz dois suportes faticos: Sao crimes de responsabilidade os atos do Presidente da Republica que atentem 1) contra a Constituicao Federal e, especialmente 2) contra ...
Although the root of capital and its derivatives is "caput," for "head" of cattle (a measure of wealth), these terms also pertain to "heads" more broadly construed--including the human head.
Quantitative reverse transcription (qRT)-PCR analysis on extracts from the caput, corpus, and cauda revealed that GPx5 mRNA was expressed in every age group.
The talented footballer was recently selected for Welsh College Boys U18 - where he travelled to Rome for the Roma Caput Mundi Football Tournament vs Italy, Romania and England, along with Conor Harwood, from Coleg Cambria Deeside.
I--assegura os meios ou servicos para o armazenamento das fotografias, cenas ou imagens de que trata o caput deste artigo; (Incluido pela Lei no 11.829, de 2008)
Celebrating Jewish holidays as an American Jew in Romethe Catholic caput mundican be tricky.
In the male reproductive tract, the caput epididymis, the structure where sperm matures, releases tiny vesicles packed with microRNA that can fuse with sperm to change its cargo delivered to the egg, they said.