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adj. Zoology
Having two heads.
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1. (Biology) biology having two heads
2. (Biology) crescent-shaped
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(baɪˈsɛf ə ləs)

having two heads.
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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"
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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.