cephalization

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

Definition of cephalization

  1. :  a tendency in the evolution of organisms to concentrate the sensory and neural organs in an anterior head

1864

First Known Use of cephalization

1864


Medical Dictionary

cephalization

noun ceph·a·li·za·tion

Medical Definition of cephalization

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

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