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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caput  \Ca"put\  (k[=a]"p[u^]t),  n.;  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caput 
  n  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  or  front  part  of  the  body  in  animals;  contains  the 
  face  and  brains;  "he  stuck  his  head  out  the  window"  [syn: 
  {head}] 




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