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NOUN (2)

1. a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure;
- Example: "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

2. the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains;
- Example: "he stuck his head out the window"
[syn: head, caput]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Caput \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. [1913 Webster] 2. The top or superior part of a thing. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eng.) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856. [1913 Webster] Your caputs and heads of colleges. --Lamb. [1913 Webster] Caput mortuum. [L., dead head.] (Old Chem.) The residuum after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless residue. [1913 Webster]