capitulum definition

  • noun:
    • Botany See rose mind.
    • Biology A small knob or head-shaped component, such as for instance a protuberance of a bone or the tip of an insect's antenna.
    • A densely clustered inflorescence consists of a lot of specific florets as a result of a platform-like base.
    • The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, like the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
    • a tiny protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to make a ball-and-socket joint.
    • The enlarged end of a proboscis.
    • A thick mind of blossoms on a tremendously brief axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum can be either globular or flat.
    • A knoblike protuberance of any part, esp. after a bone or cartilage. [See Illust. of Artiodactyla.]
    • In anatomy, the head of a bone; particularly, the pinnacle of a rib, as distinguished from its shoulder or tuberculum. Also referred to as capitellum. See cut under endoskeleton.
    • In Cirripedia, especially, the valves associated with layer collectively, inclosing just about of body associated with animal, as distinguished from the peduncular area of the animal.
    • In botany, a detailed mind of sessile blossoms, such as the Composit√¶; in addition, as used by some very early botanists, the receptacle of varied fungi; in mosses, a detailed, dense group of leaves. Also called capitule.
    • In entomology: The enlarged terminal percentage of the halter or poiser of a dipterous pest
    • The increased terminal portion of the sucking lips of a fly, created by two suctorial flaps called labella.
    • The knob after a capitate antenna.
    • one of several stalked spheroidal sporangia of certain mycetozoans.
    • In actinians, the top of the main line as distinguished through the scapus.
    • fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
    • a dense group of plants or foliage
    • an arrangement of leafy branches creating the utmost effective or mind of a tree
    • Botany See flower head.
    • Biology a tiny knob or head-shaped component, eg a protuberance of a bone and/or tip of an insect's antenna.
    • A densely clustered inflorescence made up of a large number of specific florets arising from a platform-like base.
    • The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, such as the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
    • a tiny protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone tissue to create a ball-and-socket joint.
    • The increased end of a proboscis.
    • A thick mind of plants on a tremendously brief axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite rose. A capitulum might be either globular or flat.
    • A knoblike protuberance of any component, esp. after a bone or cartilage. [See Illust. of Artiodactyla.]
    • In anatomy, the top of a bone; especially, the pinnacle of a rib, as distinguished from its neck or tuberculum. Also called capitellum. See cut under endoskeleton.
    • In Cirripedia, particularly, the valves associated with the shell collectively, inclosing almost of human anatomy regarding the animal, as distinguished through the peduncular part of the creature.
    • In botany, a close mind of sessile flowers, as in the Composit√¶; additionally, as used by some early botanists, the receptacle of numerous fungi; in mosses, a close, dense group of leaves. Also referred to as capitule.
    • In entomology: The enlarged terminal part of the halter or poiser of a dipterous insect
    • The enlarged terminal percentage of the sucking lips of a fly, created by two suctorial flaps labeled as labella.
    • The knob after a capitate antenna.
    • among stalked spheroidal sporangia of particular mycetozoans.
    • In actinians, the upper area of the column as distinguished through the scapus.
    • fruiting spike of a cereal plant specifically corn
    • a dense cluster of plants or foliage
    • an arrangement of leafy limbs forming the most effective or head of a tree

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