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[key-puh t, kap-uh t] /ˈkeɪ pət, ˈkæp ət/
noun, plural capita
[kap-i-tuh] /ˈkæp ɪ tə/ (Show IPA).
any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.
Origin of caput
1640-50; < Latin: head Unabridged
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  • caput is the term used to describe the central manor in an agricultural estate.
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/ˈkeɪpət; ˈkæp-/
noun (pl) capita (ˈkæpɪtə)
(anatomy) a technical name for the head
the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure
Word Origin
C18: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for caput

"head," in various senses, from Latin caput (see capitulum).

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caput in Medicine

caput cap·ut (kāp'ut, -ət)
n. pl. cap·i·ta (kāp'ĭ-tə)
The head.

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