any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.
Contemporary Examples

The Nevada Democrat was over; his career dead; his reign atop the Senate caput.
The Daily Beast 2010 Political Awards Samuel P. Jacobs December 20, 2010

Historical Examples

Lapidem quem reprobaverunt aedificantes, hic factus est in caput anguli.
A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2) Charles Creighton

Angusticeps is from two Latin words: angustus, narrow; caput, head.
The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard

It is only capital proper (caput vivum, not caput mortuum) when it is thus producing something different from itself.
Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy John Ruskin

caput Magnus was going to try Higgleby, that was all there was to it!
By Advice of Counsel Arthur Train

caput Algol, in conjunction with the Sun in the eighth house and in square to Mars, shows decapitation.
The Influence of the Stars Rosa Baughan

caput Magnus suddenly experienced the throes of dissolution.
By Advice of Counsel Arthur Train

Did it lie in their mouths to contend that a foreign settler who establishes an empire in India is a caput lupinum?
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay

An imitation of the caput rasum appears to be still the professional costume of the clown.
Roman Sepulchral Inscriptions John Kenrick

About the center (Fig. 17) is Rome, which bears the inscription, “Roma caput mundi tenet orbis frena rotundi.”
The Thirteenth James J. Walsh

noun (pl) capita (ˈkæpɪtə)
(anatomy) a technical name for the head
the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure

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

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


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