adjectiveBotany & Zoology
- Ending in a distinct compact head.More example sentences
- In a recent study of Lamiaceae secretory structures, Corsi and Bottega identified four different types of capitate trichomes on the leaves of Salvia officinalis, in addition to peltate trichomes.
- In the absence of UV-B, both peltate and capitate glands were incompletely developed in both mature and developing leaves, the oil sacs being wrinkled and only partially filled.
- A description might read, ‘Leaves pubescent with capitate trichomes, or farinose when dry.’
noun(also capitate bone) Anatomy Back to top
- The largest of the carpal bones, situated at the base of the palm of the hand and articulating with the third metacarpal.More example sentences
- The lesion is thought to be caused by attenuation of the ulnar V ligament connecting the capitate with the distal carpal row to the triquetrum of the proximal row.
- Gymnasts' wrist injury includes distal radius stress fractures, scaphoid stress fracture, avascular necrosis of the capitate, ulnar carpal abutment, and dorsal impingement.
- The distal row of carpals includes the hamate, capitate, trapezium, and trapezoid, which are closely approximated to the metacarpals.
mid 17th century: from Latin capitatus, from caput, capit- 'head'.
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