Dictionary » C » Caput

Caput

Caput

1. The upper or anterior extremity of the animal body, containing the brain and the organs of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.

2. The upper, anterior, or larger extremity, expanded or rounded, of any body, organ, or other anatomical structure.

3. The rounded extremity of a bone.

4. That end of a muscle which is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton.

Synonym: head.

Origin: L.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,878 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link