a combining form meaning “having a head or heads” of the specified sort or number: brachycephalous.

Words nearby -cephalous

Also -cephalic.

Origin of -cephalous

< Greek -kephalos -headed, derivative of kephalḗ head; see -ous
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Medical definitions for -cephalous



Having a specified kind of head or number of heads:nanocephalous.
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