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Words nearby -cephaly
WORDS THAT USE -CEPHALY
What does -cephaly mean?
The form -cephaly comes from the Greek kephalḗ, meaning “head.”
Also deriving from kephalḗ are the combining forms encephalo- and encephal-, meaning “brain.”
Examples of -cephaly
One medical term that features -cephaly is pachycephaly, meaning “abnormal thickness of the skull.”
The first half of the word, pachy–, means “thick.” The second part of the word, -cephaly, means “head.” Putting it all back together, pachycephaly has the literal sense of “thick-headedness.”
What are some words that use the combining form –cephaly?