Acephalous Definition

ā-sĕfə-ləs
adjective
Headless or lacking a clearly defined head.
Acephalous worms.
American Heritage Medicine
Having no part of the body differentiated as the head.
Webster's New World
Having no leader.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary

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

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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

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