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Meaning of ACEPHALOUS

Pronunciation:  ey'sefulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (biology) lacking a head or a clearly defined head; "acephalous worms"
 

ACEPHALOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: headless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*ceph"a*lous\, a. [See {Acephal}.]
1. Headless.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to
   bivalve mollusks.

3. (Bot.) 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. (Pros.) Deficient and the beginning, as a line of poetry.
   --Brande.

 

 

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