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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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Most contemporary data indicate that digital vaginal examination has an error rate of approximately 20% for identifying the position of the cephalic fetus, especially in the presence of fetal caput succedaneum and asynclitism.
Whereas the neonates with life threatening congenital malformations, chromo-somal abnormalities like trisomy 13, 18 and 21, congenital hydrocephalus, trauma like cephalo-hematoma, sub aponeurotic hemorrhage and caput succedaneum, Pulmonary disease like respiratory distress syndrome were excluded from the study.
The incidence of Miliaria crystallina was higher and that of Caput succedaneum lower than previous studies (Nanda 1989), probably because our study was done in a hot environment and forceps delivery was less.