• Capitulum


    From Latin capitulum

    Full definition of capitulum



    (plural capitula)
    1. (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base.
    2. (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
    3. (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.
    4. (entomology, obsolete) The enlarged end of a proboscis.----
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