a combining form meaning “head,” used in the formation of compound words: cephalometry.

Origin of cephalo-

< Greek kephalo-, combining form of kephalḗ head; akin to gable
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalo-


before a vowel cephal-

combining form

indicating the headcephalopod

Word Origin for cephalo-

via Latin from Greek kephalo-, from kephale head
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Medicine definitions for cephalo-



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