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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.


in relation to the head or near the head
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