Examples from the Web for acephalous
I cannot imagine anything more manifestly made to be a tyranny than such an acephalous aristocracy.What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton
But in its present acephalous condition it is but a fragment of sciencea headless corpse, unfit to rank among complete sciences.
He found it more 'acephalous' than ever; 'less order; less unity of purpose.'
Anarchism, with its knife and bomb, is a miscarriage of Socialism, an acephalous birth from that fruitful mother.New Worlds For Old|Herbert George Wells
Its cercari are usually found in an acephalous mollusc, known by the name of Cyclas cornea.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
British Dictionary definitions for acephalous
Word Origin for acephalous
Word Origin and History for acephalous
"headless," 1731, from French acéphale + -ous, or directly from Late Latin acephalus, from Greek akephalos, from a- "not" + kephale "head" (see cephalo-).