Ca*pit"u*lum (?), n.; pl. Capitula (). [L., a small head.]

1.

A thick head of flowers on a very short axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum may be either globular or flat.

Gray.

2. Anat.

A knobike protuberance of any part, esp. at the end of a bone or cartilage. [See Illust. of Artiodactyla.]

 

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