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Definition for cephalous (2 of 2)
Origin of -cephalous
WORDS THAT USE -CEPHALOUS
What does -cephalous mean?
The form -cephalous comes from the Greek kephalḗ, meaning “head.”
What are variants of –cephalous?
A variant of -cephalous is -cephalic, as in monocephalic.
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Examples of -cephalous
You may be familiar already with the combining form bi-, meaning “two.” The second part of the word, -cephalous, means “having a head.” Bicephalous literally translates to “having two heads.”
What are some words that use the combining form –cephalous?
- autocephalous (from the Greek autoképhalos, “having its own head,” and referring to a church with its own chief bishop)
The combining form -cephalous should not be confused with syphilis, a disease usually contracted through sexual intercourse.