(redirected from Cephalus)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Cephalus: hydrocephalus, syphilis


n.1.(Zool.) Any species of small moths of the genus Procris. The larvæ of some species injure the grapevine by feeding in groups upon the leaves.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The argument of the Republic is the search after Justice, the nature of which is first hinted at by Cephalus, the just and blameless old man-- then discussed on the basis of proverbial morality by Socrates and Polemarchus--then caricatured by Thrasymachus and partially explained by Socrates--reduced to an abstraction by Glaucon and Adeimantus, and having become invisible in the individual reappears at length in the ideal State which is constructed by Socrates.
And to Cephalus she bare a splendid son, strong Phaethon, a man like the gods, whom, when he was a young boy in the tender flower of glorious youth with childish thoughts, laughter-loving Aphrodite seized and caught up and made a keeper of her shrine by night, a divine spirit.
Siete microsatelites loci previamente descritos para Mugil cephalus fueron seleccionados en la genotipificacion de las muestras de M.
Karbaril Induced changes in the protein and cholesterol contents in the liver and muscle of marine benthic fish, Mugil cephalus. Am.
This study aimed to verify the crossamplification of microsatellite markers of eight species of fish: Brycon opalinus, Brycon hilarii, Brycon cephalus, Brycon orbignyanus, Prochilodus argenteus, Prochilodus lineatus, Piaractus mesopotamicus and Colossoma macropomum in B.
It is populated with cyprinids like the Mediterranean barbel (Barbus meridionalis), chub (Squalius cephalus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and carnivores such as northern pike (Esox lucius).
The list under 'B' alone, when read aloud, can be a tongue twister: baga-baga, bagaong, bakoko, balang o pez volador (Excoetidae), balila, banak (Mugil cephalus Linn.), bangokngok, barangan, bikuda, bidbid, bonito, buan-buan, buguing, bungayngay, butete (Tetraodontidae) and buteteng saguing (Spheroides lunaris Bleck et schn.).
An unusual subject in maiolica painting, it presents Cephalus who, out hunting, is inadvertently about to spear his beloved wife Procris who has been veiled and hidden by the jealous goddess Eos (Fig.
cephalus) fish were collected every two months from the pond during June to November 2017.