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OTHER WORDS FROM cephalicce·phal·i·cal·ly, adverbpost·ce·phal·ic, adjectivepro·ce·phal·ic, adjectiveun·ce·phal·ic, adjective
Definition for cephalic (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE -CEPHALIC
What does -cephalic mean?
The form -cephalic comes from the Greek kephalḗ, meaning “head.”
The combining form -cephalic is a variant of -cephalous, as in dicephalous.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use -cephalous article.
Examples of -cephalic
The first part of monocephalic might look familiar to you. Mono– means “one, single, alone.” The second part of the word, -cephalic, means “having a head,” as we’ve seen. So, monocephalic literally translates to “having a single head.”
What are some words that use the combining form –cephalic?
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.