acephalia

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Noun1.acephalia - absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)acephalia - absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)
teras, monster - (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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The acardiac twin nomenclature includes acardiac acephalus (no identifiable growth of the head), acardiac myelacephalus (partially developed head and limbs), acardiac amorphous (no identifiable structures), acardiac anceps (well-developed lower extremities and abdomen with a poorly developed head), and acardius acornus (head connected to placenta) [3].
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur - A rare case of acardiac acephalus twin pregnancy, J Obstet Gynecol India Vol.
Acardius acephalus after induced ovulation: a case report.