Definition of Caput. Meaning of Caput. Synonyms of Caput

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Definition of Caput

Caput
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. 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.

Meaning of Caput from wikipedia

- Caput, a Latin word meaning literally "head" and by metonymy "top", has been borrowed in a variety of English words, including capital, captain, and decapitate...
- Caput medusae is the appearance of distended and engorged superficial epigastric veins, which are seen radiating from the umbilicus across the abdomen...
- The phrase caput draconis means "dragon's head" (or "head of the dragon") in Latin. Caput Draconis may refer to: The "head" of the constellation Draco...
- Caput Mundi is a Latin phrase used to describe a city as the Capital of the World. Some major cities since the ancient times have been described as the...
- Caput mortuum (plural capita mortua) is a Latin term whose literal meaning is "dead head" or "worthless remains", used in alchemy. Caput mortuum (alternately...
- Caput succedaneum is a neonatal condition involving a serosanguinous, subcutaneous, extraperiosteal fluid collection with poorly defined margins caused...
- Serpens Caput and Nu Serpentis in Serpens Cauda. The brightest star in Serpens is the red giant star Alpha Serpentis, or Unukalhai, in Serpens Caput, with...
- Caput Medusae is Latin for "head of Medusa". It may also refer to: Medusa's head, a part of the constellation ****us Caput medusae, distended and engorged...
- Caput mortuum (Latin, meaning "dead head", and variously spelled caput mortum or caput mortem), also known as cardinal purple, is the name given to a purple...
- The Missa Caput was a musical setting of the Roman Catholic m****, dating from the 1440s, by an anonymous English composer. It circulated widely on the...
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