Definición de capitate en inglés:


Silabificación: cap·i·tate
Pronunciación: /ˈkapiˌtāt


Botany & Zoology
  • Ending in a distinct compact head.
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    • 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.’


(also capitate bone) Anatomy Volver al principio  
  • The largest of the carpal bones, situated at the base of the palm of the hand and articulating with the third metacarpal.
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    • 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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