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Medical Term:

capitate

Pronunciation: kap′i-tāt

Definition:

  1. The largest of the carpal bones; located in the distal row.
  2. Head-shaped; having a rounded extremity.

Synonym(s): os capitatumTA, capitate bone, magnum, os magnum

[L. caput (capit-), head]

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