capitulum

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin capitulum

NounEdit

capitulum ‎(plural capitula)

  1. (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base.
  2. (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
  3. (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.
  4. (entomology, obsolete) The enlarged end of a proboscis.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From caput ‎(head) + -ulum ‎(-ling: forming diminutives)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

capitulum n ‎(genitive capitulī); second declension

  1. A head-like object or structure.
  2. (Late Latin) A chapter, either:
    1. A prominent section or formal division of a text.
    2. Various civic and ecclesiastical councils or bodies, as cathedral chapters.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative capitulum capitula
genitive capitulī capitulōrum
dative capitulō capitulīs
accusative capitulum capitula
ablative capitulō capitulīs
vocative capitulum capitula

Alternative formsEdit

  • (part or division of a writing): cap., c.

SynonymsEdit

  • (Late Latin: prominent part or division of a writing): caput

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