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English noun: caput

1. caput (shape) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

SamplesThe caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula.

Broader (hypernym)bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

2. caput (body) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

SamplesHe stuck his head out the window.


Broader (hypernym)external body part

Narrower (hyponym)human head

Part holonymarteria basilaris, basilar artery, brain, ear, encephalon, face, human face, muzzle, skull, temple

Part meronymanimal, animate being, beast, body, brute, creature, fauna, organic structure, physical structure

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