Definition of Acephalous

1. Adjective. Lacking a head or a clearly defined head. "Acephalous worms"

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Definition of Acephalous

1. a. Headless.

Definition of Acephalous

1. Adjective. Headless ¹

2. Adjective. (zoology) Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks. ¹

3. Adjective. (botany) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries ¹

4. Adjective. Without a leader or chief. ¹

5. Adjective. Wanting the beginning ¹

6. Adjective. (prosody) Deficient in the beginning, as a line of poetry that is missing its expected opening syllable - Brande ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acephalous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Acephalous

1. 1. Headless. 2. Without a distinct head; a term applied to bivalve mollusks. 3. Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries. 4. Without a leader or chief. 5. Wanting the beginning. "A false or acephalous structure of sentence." (De Quincey) 6. Deficient and the beginning, as a line of poetry. See: Acephal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acephalous

acephalism
acephalist
acephalists
acephalobrachia
acephalocardia
acephalocheiria
acephalochiria
acephalocyst
acephalocystic
acephalocysts
acephalogasteria
acephalopodia
acephalorrhachia
acephalostomia
acephalothoracia
acephalous (current term)
acephalously
acephals
acephalus
acephalus acormus
acephalus dibrachius
acephalus dipus
acephalus monobrachius
acephalus monopus
acephalus paracephalus
acephalus sympus
acephaly
acephate
acephenanthrene
acepromazine

Literary usage of Acephalous

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1. A Catalogue of the British Non-parasitical Worms in the Collection of the by George Johnston (1865)
"They are sometimes jointed; often very long, and remarkably contractile in the acephalous genera. Palpi (fig. 8p) are seldom found. ..."

2. Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year by Obstetrical Society of London (1893)
"By M. HANDFIELD-JONES, MD Dr. HANDFIELD-JONES showed a specimen of an acephalous, acardiac foetus from a twin pregnancy. Labour had come on at the end of ..."

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