What is capitulum?

  • (noun): Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn.
    Synonyms: ear, spike
    See also — Additional definitions below


The term capitulum can refer to several things:

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... The term capitulum can refer to several things In botany a type of flower head where the bracts are located under the basis, such as a daisy's the top of a Sphagnum moss plant with ...
... Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colours ... The capitulum, which has the appearance of a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers ... depending on their position in the capitulum ...
Capitulum Of The Humerus
... articular surface of the humerus consists of a smooth, rounded eminence, named the capitulum of the humerus ... In non-human tetrapods, the name capitellum is generally used, with "capitulum" limited to the anteroventral articular facet of the rib (in archosauromorphs) ...
Head Of Radius - Articular Surfaces - Humeroradial Joint
... and cup-shaped to correspond to the spherical surface of the capitulum of the humerus ... The radius can thus glide on the capitulum during elbow flexion-extension while simultaneously rotate about its own main axis during supination-pronation ... Between the capitulum and the trochlea of the humerus is the capitulotrochlear groove ...
None (liturgy) - None in The Roman and Other Liturgies From The Seventh Century
... groups of eight verses from Psalm 118 then the capitulum, a versicle, the Kyrie, the The Lord's Prayer, the oratio, and the concluding prayers ... None, as at Terce and Sext, with antiphon, hymn and capitulum ... Benedict, most of these authors include hymns, the capitulum or short lesson, a versicle, and an oratio ...

More definitions of "capitulum":

  • (noun): The upper branches and leaves of a tree.
    Synonyms: crown, treetop
  • (noun): A dense clusters of flowers or foliage.
    Synonyms: head