acephalous

[ ey-sef-uh-luh s ]
/ eɪˈsɛf ə ləs /

adjective

Also a·ce·phal·ic [ey-suh-fal-ik] /ˌeɪ səˈfæl ɪk/. Zoology. headless; lacking a distinct head.
without a leader or ruler.

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Origin of acephalous

1725–35; < Greek aképhalos; see a-6, -cephalous
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British Dictionary definitions for acephalous

acephalous
/ (əˈsɛfələs) /

adjective

having no head or one that is reduced and indistinct, as certain insect larvae
having or recognizing no ruler or leader

Word Origin for acephalous

C18: via Medieval Latin from Greek akephalos. See a- 1, -cephalic
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