caput

[key-puht, kap-uht]
noun, plural capita [kap-i-tuh] . Anatomy.
any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin: head

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caput (ˈkeɪpət, ˈkæp-)
 
n , pl capita
1.  anatomy a technical name for the head
2.  the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure
 
[C18: from Latin]

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caput
"head," in various senses, from L. caput (see head).
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caput cap·ut (kāp'ut, -ət)
n. pl. cap·i·ta (kāp'ĭ-tə)
The head.

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Caput is the term used to describe the central manor in an agricultural estate.
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