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cephalon

[ sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]

noun

, Zoology.
, plural ceph·a·la [sef, -, uh, -l, uh].
  1. the head, especially of an arthropod.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cephalon1

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

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Example Sentences

Cephalon and the whole district takes up about a thousand square miles.

Her duties as Scriven's private secretary apparently included the role of a first lady for Cephalon.

The third exopodite of the cephalon was apparently about 15 mm.

The cephalon and anterior portion of the thorax are missing.

The number of functional gnathobases on the cephalon is unknown.

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