cephalic

adjective ce·phal·ic \ sə-ˈfa-lik \

Definition of cephalic

1 :of or relating to the head
  • cephalic measurements
2 :directed toward or situated on or in or near the head
  • gastropods with cephalic tentacles
  • dragons with cephalic horns

cephalically

play \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of cephalic

Medieval 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


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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

cephalically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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