Acephalous meaning

ā-sĕfə-ləs
Having no leader.
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Having no part of the body differentiated as the head.
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Headless or lacking a clearly defined head.

Acephalous worms.

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Headless or lacking a clearly defined head.

Acephalous worms.

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Having no leader.
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(zoology) Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.
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(botany) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries.
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Without a leader or chief.
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Wanting the beginning.

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

  • From Medieval Latin acephalus from Greek akephalos a- without a–1 kephalē head –cephalous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French acéphale, from Ancient Greek ἀκέφαλος (akephalos, “headless”), from ἀ- (a-, “not”) + κεφαλή (kephalē, “head”).

    From Wiktionary