-cephalic


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-cephalic

suff.
Having a specified kind or number of heads: dolichocephalic.

-cephalic

or

-cephalous

adj combining form
(Anatomy) indicating skull or head; -headed: brachycephalic.
[from Greek -kephalos]
-cephaly, -cephalism n combining form

ce•phal•ic

(səˈfæl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the head.
2. situated or directed toward the head.
[1590–1600; < Latin cephalicus < Greek kephalikós= kephal(ḗ) head + -ikos -ic]
ce•phal′i•cal•ly, adv.

-cephalic

var. of -cephalous: oxycephalic.
[< Greek -kephal(os)]