[ sef-uh-luh s ]
/ ˈsɛf ə ləs /
having a head.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Definition for cephalous (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “having a head or heads” of the specified sort or number: brachycephalous.
Origin of -cephalous
< Greek -kephalos -headed, derivative of kephalḗ head; see -ous
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Medicine definitions for cephalous
Having a specified kind of head or number of heads:nanocephalous.
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