Definition of Acephalism

1. Noun. Absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters).

Exact synonyms: Acephalia, Acephaly
Group relationships: Monster, Teras
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality



Definition of Acephalism

1. Noun. The congenital lack of a head ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Acephalism

1. Congenital absence of the head. Synonym: acephalia, acephalism. Origin: G. A-priv. + kephale, head (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acephalism

acentric fragment
acentromeric
acentrous
aceology
acephal
acephala
acephalalgic
acephalan
acephalans
acephalgic
acephali
acephalia
acephalic
acephalic migraine
acephaline
acephalism (current term)
acephalist
acephalists
acephalobrachia
acephalocardia
acephalocheiria
acephalochiria
acephalocyst
acephalocystic
acephalocysts
acephalogasteria
acephalopodia
acephalorrhachia
acephalostomia
acephalothoracia

Literary usage of Acephalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of pathological anatomy by Charles Handfield Jones (1875)
"Absence of the thymus in infants has only been observed in cases of acephalism. Inflammation is an exceedingly rare occurrence; but Hasse refers to two ..."

2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1851)
"One allows for accidental deviations—for hare-lips, for club-feet, even for an occasional acephalism; but, these allowances being made, one prognosticates ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1850)
"One allows for accidental deviations—for hare-lips, for club-feet, even for an occasional acephalism ; but, these allowances being made, one progn osti ..."

4. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London by Pathological Society of London (1904)
"Sir John Simon remarks: " I have never noticed absence of the thymus except in cases of true acephalism." The blood supply is derived from the inferior ..."

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