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[sef-uh-lon, -luh n]
noun, plural ceph·a·la [sef-uh-luh] /ˈsɛf ə lə/. Zoology.
  1. the head, especially of an arthropod.
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Origin of cephalon

1870–75; < New Latin, for Greek kephalḗ head
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Historical Examples

  • The other genera probably had the same number, but the full structure of the under part of their cephala is not known.

    The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites

    Percy Edward Raymond