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 for caput
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caput \Ca"put\ (k[=a]"p[u^]t), n.; pl. Capita
     (k[a^]p"[i^]*t[.a]). [L., the head.]
     1. (Anat.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or
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     2. The top or superior part of a thing.
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     3. (Eng.) The council or ruling body of the University of
        Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.
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              Your caputs and heads of colleges.    --Lamb.
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     Caput mortuum. [L., dead head.] (Old Chem.) The residuum
        after distillation or sublimation; hence, worthless
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the
           caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a
           cavity in the scapula"
      2: the upper part of the human body or the front part of the
         body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his
         head out the window" [syn: head, caput]

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