cephalic


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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
References in classic literature ?
The proposition, and demonstration, were fairly written on a thin wafer, with ink composed of a cephalic tincture.
His apparent dulness was really caused by the continual tension of his mind; he went over the history of Cephalic Oils and the Paste of Sultans, lucifer matches and portable gas, jointed sockets for hydrostatic lamps,--in short, all the infinitely little inventions of material civilization which pay so well.
Mouth terminal and head containing 6 cephalic papillae, no lip papillae, amphids reduced, and 6 hypodermal cords at mid-body.
yangtzeensis Lu, 1975 from the Tremadocian Nantsinkwan Formation of northwestern Hunan, South China, in all aspects of the cephalic morphology including: (1) shape and proportions of the cephalon, which has a maximum width at about onethird cephalic length from the posterior margin; (2) a gently tapering forward to almost parallel-sided glabella with a faint transverse glabellar furrow situated just anterior to the elongate, suboval glabellar node; (3) broadly triangular basal lobes connected to each other by the low and narrow transverse band (Fig.
ten Eikelder of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Leiden (the Netherlands) University Medical Center and her associates in 28 other Dutch hospitals, enrolled 1,845 women with a term singleton pregnancy in cephalic presentation, intact membranes, an unfavorable cervix, without prior cesarean section.
Nomenclature for cephalic laterosensory series follows Costa (2001).
ulcerans has been isolated from bonnet macaques with mastitis and from the cephalic implants of purpose-bred macaques used in cognitive neuroscience experiments (3,4).
The first case involved a cephalic vein arteriovenous fistula (AVF) exhibiting a short usable length, where the VWING was implanted to provide an additional cannulation site for the patient and to extend the usable length of the fistula.
Ultrasound of the left arm revealed an occlusive thrombus of the cephalic vein.
With the deltoid and the cephalic vein retracted laterally, the smaller branches of the cephalic vein are coagulated or tied.
Cervical dystonia causes symptoms such as cephalic displacement, tremor, scoliosis, and cervical pain as a result of abnormal cervical muscle contraction.