cephalic

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adjective ce·phal·ic \sə-ˈfa-lik\

Definition of cephalic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the head <cephalic measurements>

  2. 2 :  directed toward or situated on or in or near the head <gastropods with cephalic tentacles> <dragons with cephalic horns>

cephalically

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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


First Known Use: 1599


Medical Dictionary

cephalic

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adjective ce·phal·ic \sə-ˈfal-ik\

Medical Definition of cephalic

  1. 1:  of or relating to the head

  2. 2:  directed toward or situated on or in or near the head

cephalically

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