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ce·phal·ic

 (sə-făl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the head.
2. Located on, in, or near the head.

[French céphalique, from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos, from kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]

ce·phal′i·cal·ly adv.

cephalic

(sɪˈfælɪk)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the head
2. (Anatomy) situated in, on, or near the head

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)]

ce·phal·ic

(sə-făl′ĭk)
Located on or near the head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cephalic - of or relating to the head
caudal - constituting or relating to a tail; "caudal appendage"
Translations

cephalic

adj (form)Kopf-, Schädel-

ce·phal·ic

a. cefálico-a, rel. a la cabeza.

cephalic

adj cefálico
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