cephalon

[ sef-uh-lon, -luhn ]
/ ˈsɛf əˌlɒn, -lən /

noun, plural ceph·a·la [sef-uh-luh]. /ˈsɛf ə lə/. Zoology.

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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