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Definition of the noun acephaly

What does acephaly 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 acephaly: acephalia / acephalism
    • 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

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Google previewPindaric Metre: The 'Other Half' (2009)

by Kiichiro Itsumi

Acephaly is a common feature of O13: we find AD in s1 and Ad in e5b. Thus the head of dodrans may be dropped. Another, but less probable, interpretation is that this phrase starts with biceps, instead of anceps, at the initial position, which is ...

Google previewDiseases of Infants and Children (1910)

by Edmund Cautley

Acephaly is a deformity incompatible with life. In the variety, acephalus monobrachius, there is only one upper extremity. In paracephalus both upper extremities are absent. Myacephalus is a shapeless mass covered with skin. Deformities of ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Acephaly 5 secondary form may respond to corticosteroids (local and injection), after the removal of secondary infections. Acapnia. Acapnia is a condition of diminished carbon dioxide in the blood. Acardia.

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

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acephal-, acephalo-, combining form meaning ' having no head': acephalobrachia, acephaly. acephalia, congenital absence of ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev

If, however, acephaly, as foreclipping, is disputed, ...

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 previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acephaly (Acephalia ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Midwifery - Australian/New Zealand Version (2011)

by Joanne Gray, Rachel Smith, Caroline Homer

acephaly congenital absence of the head. acetabuluma hemispherical depression situated on the lateral surface of the innominate bone (sides of the pelvis)...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Congenital absence of the head; acephalism; acephaly. *E*-3rgfriar, Hsütformér THT, RR: HT HEHSTH 3TTH Acephalism.

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

accretion acculturation accumulated dose equivalent accuracy accurate empathy Accurbron Accutane m fl Ace bandage acebutolol m acellular acephaly acerola acesulfame-K Let acetabular acetabular angle acetabular labrum acetabular.

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

accumulated total punching 17 acephaly accumulated total punching Computer Technology, in punch-card technology, an error detection technique that was used with card input to ensure that the complete card deck was read. accumulating ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (set) (2013)

by Gregory Claeys

The substantive concerns of political philosophy recur in all associations, stateless (horizontal/acephaly) or statist (vertical/hierarchy), if far more in the second than the first. Associations are subject to unrelenting evolution, in response to ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1901)

Acephaltl, Acephaltun, Acephaly (ah-sef -a'leah, ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

syN acephaly. aceph-a-lo-car-dia ...

Google previewA practical medical dictionary ... (1914)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

ACEPHALY ACETYL less monster, a. paraceph'alus, a monster with only partially formed skull and no brain. aceph'aly. Acephalia, headlessness. acerato'sis [G. a- priv. + keras, horn.] Akeratosis, deficiency or absence of horny tissue, as the ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

acephaly /ă séf'o le/ or acephalism/ā séf'o liz'om/ acephalia. [a- + -cephaly] acet-, aceto- combining form. two-carbon fragment of acetic ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Acephaly ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3E1P3H4A1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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