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cephalic

[suh-fal-ik] /səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the head.
2.
situated or directed toward the head.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin cephalicus < Greek kephalikós of the head. See cephal-, -ic
Related forms
cephalically, adverb
postcephalic, adjective
procephalic, adjective
uncephalic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for postcephalic

cephalic

/sɪˈfælɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the head
2.
situated in, on, or near the head
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Word Origin and History for postcephalic

cephalic

adj.

"pertaining to the head," early 15c., from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos "pertaining to the head," from kephale (see cephalo-).

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postcephalic in Medicine

cephalic ce·phal·ic (sə-fāl'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the head.

  2. Located on, in, or near the head.

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postcephalic in Science
cephalic
  (sə-fāl'ĭk)   
Located on or near the head.
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