- of or relating to the head.
- situated or directed toward the head.
Origin of cephalic
- variant of -cephalous: brachycephalic.
Origin of -cephalic
Examples from the Web for cephalic
Historical Examples of cephalic
Cephalic: belonging or attached to the head; directed toward the head.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
On dissection we found 81 vertebræ, exclusive of the cephalic.
The old œsophagus was continuous with and led into the cephalic stomach.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Thorax with a small number of large, irregular, polygonal meshes and three stout curved ribs about as long as the cephalic horn.
The cephalic horn and the three divergent wings are shorter, and at the distal end not so much thickened as in Theopera cortina.
- of or relating to the head
- situated in, on, or near the head
- indicating skull or head; -headedbrachycephalic
Word Origin for -cephalic
"pertaining to the head," early 15c., from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos "pertaining to the head," from kephale (see cephalo-).
- Of or relating to the head.
- Located on, in, or near the head.
- Having a specified kind or number of heads:dolichocephalic.
- Located on or near the head.