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1. capitate

noun. the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus.

Synonyms

  • os capitatum
  • capitate bone
  • carpal
  • carpal bone

Antonyms

  • bottom
  • stay in place
  • thin
  • reduce

Etymology

  • capitatus (Latin)
  • caput (Latin)

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2. capitate

adjective. being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip.

Synonyms

  • circular

Antonyms

  • angular
  • praise

Etymology

  • capitatus (Latin)
  • caput (Latin)

Example sentences of the word capitate


1. Noun, singular or mass
For example, the wrist is made up of the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate bones, in two rows of four.

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