plural noun Cryp·to·ceph·a·la \-ˈsefələ\

Definition of Cryptocephala

in some classifications

  1. :  a primary division of Polychaeta in which the peristomium is greatly developed and the prostomium is reduced — compare phanerocephala

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Origin and Etymology of cryptocephala

New Latin, from crypt- + -cephala

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capable of being understood in two ways

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