cephalic

[ suh-fal-ik ]
/ səˈfæl ɪk /

adjective

of or relating to the head.
situated or directed toward the head.

Origin of cephalic

1590–1600; < Latin cephalicus < Greek kephalikós of the head. See cephal-, -ic

Related forms

ce·phal·i·cal·ly, adverbpost·ce·phal·ic, adjectivepro·ce·phal·ic, adjectiveun·ce·phal·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for procephalic

British Dictionary definitions for procephalic (1 of 2)

procephalic

/ (ˌprəʊsɪˈfælɪk) /

adjective

anatomy of or relating to the anterior part of the head

British Dictionary definitions for procephalic (2 of 2)

cephalic

/ (sɪˈfælɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the head
situated in, on, or near the head
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Medicine definitions for procephalic (1 of 2)

procephalic

[ prō′sə-fălĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or located on or near the front of the head.

Medicine definitions for procephalic (2 of 2)

cephalic

[ sə-fălĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to the head.
Located on, in, or near the head.
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Science definitions for procephalic

cephalic

[ sə-fălĭk ]

Located on or near the head.
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