Capitulum



Biology. any globose or knoblike part, as a flower head or the head of a bone.
Historical Examples

Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) Charles Darwin
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various
A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas Theodore H. Eaton
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) Charles Darwin
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray
A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas Theodore H. Eaton
A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2) Charles Darwin
The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux

noun (pl) -la (-lə)
a racemose inflorescence in the form of a disc of sessile flowers, the youngest at the centre. It occurs in the daisy and related plants
(anatomy, zoology) a headlike part, esp the enlarged knoblike terminal part of a long bone, antenna, etc
n.
ca·pit’u·lar adj.
capitulum
(kə-pĭch’ə-ləm)
Plural capitula

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