Capitate



Botany. forming or shaped like a head or dense cluster.
Biology. having an enlarged or swollen, headlike termination.
Historical Examples

Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray
Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity Charles Sumner Boyer
Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Gary N. Calkins
The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity Charles Sumner Boyer
An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope John William Griffith
The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray

adjective
(botany) shaped like a head, as certain flowers or inflorescences
(zoology) having an enlarged headlike end: a capitate bone
adj.
capitate
(kāp’ĭ-tāt’)
Noun The largest of the carpal bones.

Adjective Forming a headlike mass or dense cluster, as the flowers of plants in the composite family.

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