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Definition 1: the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains - [noun denoting body]

Samples where caput or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stuck his head out the window

Synonyms for caput in the sense of this definition

(caput is a kind of ...) any body part visible externally

(... is a kind of caput ) the head of a human being

(caput is a part of ...) the flat area on either side of the forehead

"the veins in his temple throbbed"

(caput is a part of ...) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

"he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

(caput is a part of ...) the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

(caput is a part of ...) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

(caput is a part of ...) an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear

(caput is a part of ...) the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium

(caput is a part of ...) forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

(... is part of caput) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(... is part of caput) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 2: a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where caput or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(caput is a kind of ...) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

"the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge" "the hump of a camel" "he stood on the rocky prominence" "the occipital protuberance was well developed" "the bony excrescence between its horns"

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