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cephalon

[sef-uh-lon, -luh n] /ˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən/
noun, plural cephala
[sef-uh-luh] /ˈsɛf ə lə/ (Show IPA).
Zoology.
1.
the head, especially of an arthropod.
Origin of cephalon
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin, for Greek kephalḗ head
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