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Meaning of CAPITULUM

Pronunciation:  ku'pichulum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the upper branches and leaves of a tree
  2. [n]  fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
  3. [n]  a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; "a head of cauliflower"; "a head of lettuce"
 

CAPITULUM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: crown, ear, head, spike, treetop
 
 See Also: corn, fruit, Indian corn, maize, mealie, plant organ, top, tree, Zea mays

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 knoblike protuberance of any part, esp. at the
   end of a bone or cartilage.

Note: [See Illust. of {Artiodactyla}.]

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A dense cluster of stalkless flowers.
 

 

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