- of or relating to the head.
- situated or directed toward the head.
Origin of cephalic
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Examples from the Web for procephalic
Procephalic lobes: in the embryo, form part of the anterior, overhanging portion of the head.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The six segments behind the procephalic lobes are the six largest, and each of them bears two prominent appendages.
In the procephalic lobes the epiblast is much thickened, and is formed of several rows of cells.
There is a distinct ganglionic thickening for the chelicer quite independent of the procephalic lobes.
The caudal and procephalic lobes are very similar in appearance, but the procephalic lobe is slightly the wider of the two.
- anatomy of or relating to the anterior part of the head
- of or relating to the head
- situated in, on, or near the head
Word Origin and History for procephalic
"pertaining to the head," early 15c., from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos "pertaining to the head," from kephale (see cephalo-).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or located on or near the front of the head.
- Of or relating to the head.
- Located on, in, or near the head.
- Located on or near the head.
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