acephalous

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a·ceph·a·lous

 (ā-sĕf′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Biology Headless or lacking a clearly defined head: acephalous worms.
2. Having no leader.

[From Medieval Latin acephalus, from Greek akephalos : a-, without; see a-1 + kephalē, head; see -cephalous.]

acephalous

(əˈsɛfələs)
adj
1. (Biology) biology Also: acephalic having no head or one that is reduced and indistinct, as certain insect larvae
2. having or recognizing no ruler or leader
[C18: via Medieval Latin from Greek akephalos. See a-1, -cephalic]

a•ceph•a•lous

(eɪˈsɛf ə ləs)

adj.
1. Also, a•ce•phal•ic (ˌeɪ səˈfæl ɪk) headless; lacking a distinct head.
2. without a leader or ruler.
[1725–35; < Greek aképhalos; see a-6, -cephalous]

acephalous

- A manuscript lacking a beginning could be called acephalous.
See also related terms for manuscript.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acephalous - lacking a head or a clearly defined headacephalous - lacking a head or a clearly defined head; "acephalous worms"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
headless - not having a head or formed without a head ; "the headless horseman"; "brads are headless nails"
Translations

acephalous

[əˈsefələs] ADJacéfalo