Definition of Capitulum

1. Noun. A dense cluster of flowers or foliage. "A head of lettuce"

Exact synonyms: Head
Generic synonyms: Plant Organ



2. Noun. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn.
Exact synonyms: Ear, Spike
Group relationships: Corn, Indian Corn, Maize, Zea Mays
Specialized synonyms: Mealie
Generic synonyms: Fruit
Derivative terms: Spike

3. Noun. An arrangement of leafy branches forming the top or head of a tree.
Generic synonyms: Crown, Treetop

Definition of Capitulum

1. n. A thick head of flowers on a very short axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum may be either globular or flat.

Definition of Capitulum

1. Noun. (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base. ¹

2. Noun. (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint. ¹

4. Noun. (entomology obsolete) The enlarged end of a proboscis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capitulum

1. a flower cluster [n -LA]

Medical Definition of Capitulum

1. A dense cluster of stalkless flowers. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capitulum

capitularly
capitulary
capitulate
capitulated
capitulates
capitulating
capitulation
capitulationer
capitulationest
capitulationism
capitulationist
capitulations
capitulator
capitule
capitulescence
capitulum (current term)
capitulum humeri
capitulum of humerus
capiz
capizes
caplan's syndrome
caplan syndrome
caple
caples
capless
caplet
caplets
caplike
caplin
caplins

Literary usage of Capitulum

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1. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares (1843)
"... eie per nos tus Decanus et capitulum Ecclesia; Callie- >° quadam ... Et quod pni-fatua De- et capitulum Sancti Pauli London, ..."

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