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Definition of the adjective acephalous
What does acephalous mean as an attribute of a noun?
- lacking a head or a clearly defined head
Alternative definition of the adjective acephalous
- See Headless.
- [zoology] Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.
- [botany] Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries
- Without a leader or chief.
- Wanting the beginning
- [prosody] Deficient in the beginning, as a line of poetry that is missing its expected opening syllable - Brande
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by Alan Bullock
acephalous. 'Headless'. In anthropology, a term applied to societies without centralized political organization or a recognized head. The term was developed by Evans-Pritchard and Fortes ...
by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer
The usefulnessof Gluckman's schema extendssimilarly to acephalous societies where,inthe absenceofa central ruler, rights over land revert up to the groupsasa whole.This model is confirmed in J. Goody's analysis (1980) of conflicts over ...
by J. A. Cuddon
acephalous. (Gk 'headless') A metrical line whose first syllable, according to strict meter, is wanting. An iambic line with a monosyllabic first foot would be acephalous. acervatio. (L 'heaping together') A term used by the Roman rhetorician ...
Midline Medical Dictionary (2002)
by P. S. Rawat
Acephalous 22 Acephalous. Without a head; headless; acephalus. 3Tsiri, 3 fort, sinifra, firméra Acephalus. See Acephalous. Acephaly. See Acephalia. Acerate. Sharp-pointed. JSEIT, RI HRE art Aceratosis. A lack of horny tissues. Jinwrān; Jim ...
Some modern travellers still pretend to find acephalous people in America. Several opinions have been framed as to the origin of the fable of the Acephali.
Acephalous (also called Stateless) and Cephalous A3 acculturation was transforming local traditions as they were coming in contact with the so called civilised people in USA. Later studies on acculturation are associated with W.J. McGee, ...
by Chris Baldick
acephalous. [asefălŭs] The Greek word for 'headless', applied to a metrical verse line that lacks the first syllable expected according to regular ...
by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)
ACEPHALOUS, adj. [axsipa*®-, Gr.] Without a head. The term is more particularly used in speaking of certain nations, or people, represented by ancient naturalist) and cosmographers, as well as by some modern travellers, as formed w ithout ...
A Dictionary of Zoology (2003)
by Michael Allaby
acephalous one or other pole as it has lost its point of attachment to the *spindle. acephalous Lacking a distinct head. acetabulum The socket in the *pelvis into which the head ofthe *femur fits. acetylcholine (ACh) An acetyl ester of *choline ...
by D.C. Wareham
ACEPHALOUS Lacking a distinct head. The blind snakes (TYPHLOPIDAE) and the Calabar ground python Calabaria reinhardtii could be described as being acephalous. ACETYLCHOLINE A chemical neurotransmitter produced in the ...
by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant
Acephalous. \Vithout a head : applied to a lusus nature, or monster, born without a head. A'CER. (er, en's. n.) The name of a genus of plants in the Linnrean system. Class, Polygumin ,- Order, llomrcia. Aczlt caurzs'raz. The systematic name of ...
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Scrabble value of A1C3E1P3H4A1L1O1U1S1
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