Definition of “capitate” - English Dictionary

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“capitate” in British English

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capitateadjective

uk /ˈkæp.ɪ.teɪt/ us /ˈkæp.əˌteɪt/ 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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)