-cephalous


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-cephalous

suff.
Having a specified kind of head or number of heads: dicephalous.

[From Greek -kephalos, from kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]
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-cephalous

or -cephalic,

a combining form meaning “having a head or heads” of the specified sort or number: oxycephalous.
[< Greek -kephalos -headed, adj. derivative of kephalḗ head; see -ous]
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