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English definition of “capitate”

capitate

adjective uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.teit/ us    /ˈkæp.ɪˌteit/ specialized
used in medical contexts to describe a body part that is shaped like a head: The end of the wrist bone is capitate, as it is rounded and larger than the rest.
(Definition of capitate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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