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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?
Example sentences from the Web for cephalic
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.