Definitions for: Caput


[n] the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ca"put (k[=a]"p[u^]t), n.; pl. Capita
(k[a^]p"[i^]*t[.a]). [L., the head.]
1. (Anat.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or
capitulum.

2. The top or superior part of a thing.

3. (Eng.) The council or ruling body of the University of
Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.

Your caputs and heads of colleges. --Lamb.

Caput mortuum. [L., dead head.] (Old Chem.) The residuum
after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless
residue.

Synonyms: head

See Also: animal, animate being, arteria basilaris, basilar artery, beast, body, brain, brute, bulge, bump, creature, ear, encephalon, excrescence, external body part, extrusion, face, fauna, gibbosity, gibbousness, human face, human head, hump, jut, muzzle, organic structure, physical structure, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, skull, temple

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