Pronunciation: kă-pit′yū-lŭm, -lă
- A small head or rounded articular extremity of a bone.
- The bloodsucking, probing, sensing, and holdfast mouthparts of a tick, including the basal supporting structure; relative size and shape of mouthparts forming the capitulum are characteristic for the genera of hard ticks.
[L. dim. of caput, head]
See Also: caput
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.