cephalo-


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cephalo-

or cephal-
pref.
Head: cephalothorax.

[New Latin, from Greek kephalo-, from kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]

cephalo-

or before a vowel

cephal-

combining form
(Biology) indicating the head: cephalopod.
[via Latin from Greek kephalo-, from kephale head]

cephalo-

,
a combining form meaning “head”: cephalothorax.
[< Greek kephalo-, comb. form of kephalḗ head]
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cinema-, encephalo-, entero-, cephalo-, hetero-, platino-, and sidero-) with accent on the first of the three syllables in the prefix (e.