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cephalic

adjective ce·phal·ic \sə-ˈfa-lik\

Definition of CEPHALIC

1
:  of or relating to the head
2
:  directed toward or situated on or in or near the head
ce·phal·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of CEPHALIC

Middle French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos, from kephalē head; akin to Old High German gebal skull, Old Norse gafl gable, Tocharian A śpāl head
First Known Use: 1599

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
Medical Dictionary

cephalic

adjective ce·phal·ic \sə-ˈfal-ik\

Medical Definition of CEPHALIC

1
:  of or relating to the head
2
:  directed toward or situated on or in or near the head
ce·phal·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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