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cephalization

[ sef-uh-luh-zey-shuhn ]

noun

, Zoology.
  1. a tendency in the development of animals to localization of important organs or parts in or near the head.


cephalization

/ ˌsɛfəlaɪˈzeɪʃən /

noun

  1. (in the evolution of animals) development of a head by the concentration of feeding and sensory organs and nervous tissue at the anterior end


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cephalization1

First recorded in 1860–65; cephal- + -ization

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