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

First Known Use of cephalization

1864

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cephalization

noun ceph·a·li·za·tion
variants: or British cephalisation play \ˌsef-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of cephalization

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

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