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acephalous

adjective aceph·a·lous \(ˌ)ā-ˈse-fə-ləs, ə-ˈse-\

Definition of ACEPHALOUS

1
:  lacking a head or having the head reduced
2
:  lacking a governing head or chief
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Origin of ACEPHALOUS

Greek akephalos, from a- + kephalē head — more at cephalic
First Known Use: circa 1731
Medical Dictionary

acephalous

adjective aceph·a·lous \(ˈ)ā-ˈsef-ə-ləs, ə-ˈsef-\

Medical Definition of ACEPHALOUS

:  lacking a head or having the head reduced

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