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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.
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cephalic

(sɪˈfælɪk)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the head
2. (Anatomy) situated in, on, or near the head
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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)]
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ce·phal·ic

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

cephalic

adj (form)Kopf-, Schädel-
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ce·phal·ic

a. cefálico-a, rel. a la cabeza.
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cephalic

adj cefálico
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References in periodicals archive ?
A recent study states that this viral infection can be sexually transmitted and can also be passed on from the pregnant women causing micro cephaly among the new borns (10,11).
While it is estimated that one per cent of women who have had Zika during pregnancy will have a child with microA[degrees] cephaly, doctors in Brazil have told the BBC that as many as 20 per cent of ZikaA[degrees]affected pregnancies will result in a range of other forms of brain damage to the baby in the womb.
But after being referred to Alder Hey doctors there explained Alex had frontal plagio cephaly where the plates of the skull, in small children normally unfused to allow the brain to grow, become knitted together in the womb.