Definition of Cephalic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the head.

Antonyms: Caudal
Partainyms: Head

Definition of Cephalic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior.

2. n. A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.

Definition of Cephalic

1. Adjective. Of or referring to the head; headlike ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, the cephalon ¹

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Definition of Cephalic

1. pertaining to the head [adj]

Medical Definition of Cephalic

1. Pertaining to the head. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalic

cephalea agitata
cephalic (current term)
cephalic angle
cephalic arterial rami
cephalic fin
cephalic fins
cephalic flexure
cephalic index
cephalic pole
cephalic presentation
cephalic reflexes
cephalic tetanus
cephalic triangle
cephalic vein
cephalic version

Literary usage of Cephalic

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

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"(1) The cephalic index, when used to test any theory of heredity, ... Further, although the cephalic index requires a more trained hand to measure it than ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1833)
"And in these, the cephalic bellows-sound differed somewhat from that which ... I have not as yet discovered that the cephalic bellows-sound accompanies any ..."

3. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"If the breech be not engaged, cephalic version is indicated by reason of the ... Unfortunately, after the accomplishment of external cephalic version, ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"These glands are designated as the cephalic silk-glands to distinguish them ... The cephalic silk-glands are elongate and coiled; they often extend nearly ..."

5. Inductive Sociology: A Syllabus of Methods, Analyses and Classifications by Franklin Henry Giddings (1901)
"cephalic Race. — This is a yet more remote kinship, which is manifested in peculiarities of cranial structure. Some men are long-headed and others ..."

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