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Definition of the noun acephalia

What does acephalia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of acephalia: acephalism / acephaly
    • more generic words: abnormalcy / abnormality = an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
    • part of: monster / teras = a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus

Alternative definition of the noun acephalia


  1. [medicine] A birth defect in which the head is absent

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acephalia, congenital absence of ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Acephalia, ah-sef-a'-le-ah. Congenital absence of the head. Acephalism, ah-sef'- al-ism. Acephalia, q.v. Acephalobrachia, ah-sef-a-lo-bra'-ke-ah. Without head and arms.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

frt, 3rsité, frèréR; siniéR, 8RT Acephalia. Congenital absence of the head; acephalism; acephaly. *E*-3rgfriar, Hsütformér THT, RR: HT HEHSTH 3TTH Acephalism.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acephalia, absence of a head. See also acephaly. acephalism. See acephaly.

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

acephalia, acephaly (a-ke-f, se-fa' -li-a, a-kef', sef' -a-li): A congenital anomaly with absence of the head. — acephalic, adj. acerbity (a-sur' - bi-ti): Acidity combined with astringency. acetabular (as-e-tab' -u-Iar): Relating to the ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

acephalia, absence of a head. See also acephaly. acephalism. See acephaly.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acephaly (Acephalia ...

Google previewA Pentaglot Dictionary of the Terms Employed in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology... (1845)

by Shirley Palmer

Kopflosigkeit, acephalia, Acephalie. Kopfmesser, cephalometer, Cephalometre.

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ACEPHALIA Noun. (Greek, a = without + kephale = head. PL, Acephali.) A headless organism. ACEPHALOUS Adj. (Greek, a = without + kephale = head + Latin, -osus = possessing qualities of.) Describing a headless condition. A term applied ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper, Klein Grant

ACEPHALIA. (From a, priv., and ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)


Google previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie

acephalia n. [L. from Gk. akephalos: a- no (1); kephalë head (2): no head, headless, without head.] Medicine. Headlessness. Applicable to a fetus. acephalus n., pl. acephali [L. from Gk. akephalos: a- no (1); kephalë head (2): no ...

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