[bahy-sef-uh-luh s]

adjective Botany, Zoology.

having two heads.

Origin of bicephalous

First recorded in 1795–1805; bi-1 + -cephalous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of bicephalous

  • For two houses with like minds are stronger than one that is bicephalous.

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British Dictionary definitions for bicephalous



biology having two heads
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Word Origin and History for bicephalous

1803, a hybrid from bi- + Latinized adjectival form of Greek kephale "head" (see cephalo-).

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