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capitate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capitate  \Cap"i*tate\,  a.  [L.  capitatus  fr  caput  head.] 
  1.  Headlike  in  form  also  having  the  distal  end  enlarged  and 
  rounded,  as  the  stigmas  of  certain  flowers. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Having  the  flowers  gathered  into  a  head. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capitate 
  adj  :  (biology)  being  abruptly  enlarged  and  globose  at  the  tip 
  n  :  the  wrist  bone  with  a  rounded  head  shape  that  articulates 
  with  the  3rd  metatarsal  [syn:  {capitate  bone},  {os 
  capitatum}] 




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