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cephalization

noun ceph·a·li·za·tion \ˌse-fə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of CEPHALIZATION

:  a tendency in the evolution of organisms to concentrate the sensory and neural organs in an anterior head
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First Known Use of CEPHALIZATION

1864
Medical Dictionary

cephalization

noun ceph·a·li·za·tion

Medical Definition of CEPHALIZATION

:  an evolutionary tendency to specialization of the body with concentration of sensory and neural organs in an anterior head

Variants of CEPHALIZATION

ceph·a·li·za·tion or British ceph·a·li·sa·tion \ˌsef-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

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