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Noun: caput (capita)  key-put [N. Amer], ka-put [Brit]
  1. A headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
    "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
     
  2. The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    - head

Derived forms: capita

Type of: bulge, bump, excrescence, external body part, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

Part of: animal, animate being, beast, body, brute, creature, fauna, organic structure, physical structure

Encyclopedia: Caput