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Noun: caput (capita)  key-put [N. Amer], ka-put [Brit]
Usage: technical (=head)
  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";
    - head
     
  2. The upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    - head, bean [informal], bonce [Brit, informal], noodle [informal], noggin [informal], dome [informal], napper [Brit, informal], nob [informal], skull [informal], nut [informal]

Derived forms: capita

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

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

Encyclopedia: Caput, Missouri