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bicephalous

[bahy-sef-uh-luh s]
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. having two heads.

Origin of bicephalous

First recorded in 1795–1805; bi-1 + -cephalous
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British Dictionary definitions for bicephalous

bicephalous

adjective
  1. biology having two heads
  2. crescent-shaped
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Word Origin and History for bicephalous

adj.

1803, a hybrid from bi- + Latinized adjectival form of Greek kephale "head" (see cephalo-).

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