caput

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Caput \Ca"put\ (k[=a]"p[u^]t), noun; pl. {Capita} (k[a^]p"[i^]*t[.a]). [L., the head.]

1. (Anat.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.

2. The top or superior part of a thing.

3. (Eng.) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Your caputs and heads of colleges. --Lamb.

{Caput mortuum}. [L., dead head.] (Old Chem.) The residuum after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless residue.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

caput

noun

1: 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"

2: 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" [syn: {head}, {caput}]


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