bicephalous


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bi·ceph·a·lous

 (bī-sĕf′ə-ləs)
adj. Zoology
Having two heads.

bicephalous

(baɪˈsɛfələs)
adj
1. (Biology) biology having two heads
2. (Biology) crescent-shaped

bi•ceph•a•lous

(baɪˈsɛf ə ləs)

adj.
having two heads.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bicephalous - having two headsbicephalous - having two heads      
headed - having a head of a specified kind or anything that serves as a head; often used in combination; "headed bolts"; "three-headed Cerberus"; "a cool-headed fighter pilot"
Translations

bicephalous

adj (spec)dizephal (spec), → bikephalisch (spec)
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"Under the Macedonian Constitution, our executive branch is bicephalous, which means we don't have only a president or only a prime minister.
Thus, another defining feature of semi-presidentialism is the flexible character of the dual authority structure, of "bicephalous executive, whose 'first head' changes (oscillates) as the majority combinations change" (Sartori, 1994: 125).
The incomplete eagle with a partial shield on its breast (Eagle Ia and Ib) is likely bicephalous. (40) The double-headed eagles that are similar to Eagle I recorded by Eineder are mostly of Austrian origin, and date from 1757 to 1837.
The complexity resulting from this bicephalous origin refers to different dimensions that, nevertheless, must be unified so that educational action may reassert itself in its originally axiological intention.