Definition of Caput

1. Noun. 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. Noun. 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"

Definition of Caput

1. n. The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.

Definition of Caput

1. a head or head-like part [n CAPITA]

Medical Definition of Caput

1. 1. The upper or anterior extremity of the animal body, containing the brain and the organs of sight, hearing, taste, and smell. 2. The upper, anterior, or larger extremity, expanded or rounded, of any body, organ, or other anatomical structure. 3. The rounded extremity of a bone. 4. That end of a muscle which is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton. Synonym: head. Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caput

capuchin monkey
capuchin monkeys
capulin tree
caput (current term)
caput angulare quadrati labii superioris
caput breve
caput breve musculi bicipitis brachii
caput breve musculi bicipitis femoris
caput cornus
caput costae
caput epididymidis
caput epididymis
caput femoris
caput fibulae
caput humerale
caput humerale musculi flexoris carpi ulnaris
caput humerale musculi pronatoris teretis

Literary usage of Caput

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1. Roman Public Life by Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge (1901)
"The limitation by which a series of civil rights is destroyed is spoken of as a "lessening of caput" (capitis deminutio). ..."

2. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"ad consilium de re p. dandum caput est nosse rem p., first qualification: caput ... reason for corresponding : Epicuri, chief dogma: caput belli et summa, ..."

3. Publications by English Historical Society (1841)
"... sive Middel-angliae, cujus caput est ... cujus caput est Eboracum. Hec regnum modo in duo dividitur, sicut ' supra dictum est. ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"Shelling the caput coli and appendix from a pocket formed by a persisting bloodless ... which held the caput coli and appendix as in a pocket of a shirt. ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1788)
"Л Litter to the caput of the ... exertion of an arbitrary power, veiled in the caput in dark and arbitrary ..."

6. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesby William George Smith, Charles Anthon by William George Smith, Charles Anthon (1870)
"caput, the head. The term " head" is often used by the Roman writers as equivalent to ... caput is also used to express a man's status, or civil condition ..."

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