Etymology
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capitate (adj.)

"head-shaped" (in botany, etc.), 1660s, from Latin capitatus "headed," from caput "head" (from PIE root *kaput- "head").

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of capitate from WordNet
1
capitate (n.)
the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus;
Synonyms: capitate bone / os capitatum
2
capitate (adj.)
being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip;
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