of or relating to the head.
situated or directed toward the head.
- ce·phal·i·cal·ly, adverb
- post·ce·phal·ic, adjective
- pro·ce·phal·ic, adjective
- un·ce·phal·ic, adjective
How to use cephalic in a sentence
During the Bronze Age the cephalic index rises all over middle and western Europe.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
Between the cephalic enlargements and the tail-swellings is situated the rudimentary trunk of the embryo.
E appears to be a little abnormal in not having the cephalic region so distinctly marked off from the trunk as is usual.
The amnion forms a small fold covering over the cephalic extremity of the embryo, which is deeply embedded in the yolk.
By the close of this stage the full number of post-cephalic segments has become established.
British Dictionary definitions for cephalic (1 of 2)
of or relating to the head
situated in, on, or near the head
British Dictionary definitions for -cephalic (2 of 2)
indicating skull or head; -headed: brachycephalic
- -cephaly or -cephalism, n combining form
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Scientific definitions for cephalic
Located on or near the head.
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