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Cephalic   Listen
Cephalic  adj.  (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior.
Cephalic index (Anat.), the ratio of the breadth of the cranium to the length, which is taken as the standard, and equal to 100; the breadth index.
Cephalic vein, a large vein running from the back of the head alond the arm; so named because the ancients used to open it for disorders of the head.

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"Cephalic" Quotes from Famous Books

... verge, without a ripple to break the grandeur of the clear, smooth chrysoprase, flashing back the sunlight through a filmy lace-work of foam. But the ear is certainly dissatisfied: perhaps my acoustics were out of order, as well as other cephalic organs; but it struck me that Niagara hardly made any noise at all. Yet I penetrated under the Fall as far as there is practicable foothold; and listened at all sorts of distances for a deafening roar, which ...
— Border and Bastille • George A. Lawrence

... were not all found in every case. In many, one alone was sufficient to cause death, while some patients recovered, contrary to expectation, though afflicted with all. Symptoms of cephalic affection were frequent; many patients became stupefied and fell into a deep sleep, losing also their speech from palsy of the tongue; others remained sleepless and without rest. The fauces and tongue were black, ...
— The Black Death, and The Dancing Mania • Justus Friedrich Karl Hecker

... the Subclass Cirripedia,' I found in the shell of this Cirripede, a blood-red Annelide, with a short, flat body, about half an inch long and two lines in breadth, with twenty-five body-segments, and without projecting setigerous tubercles or jointed cirri. The small cephalic lobe bore four eyes and five tentacles; each body-segment had on each side at the margin a tuft of simple setae directed obliquely upwards, and at some distance from this, upon the ventral surface, a group of thicker setae with a strongly uncinate bidentate apex. There ...
— Facts and Arguments for Darwin • Fritz Muller

Words linked to "Cephalic" :   caudal, cephalic vein, cephalic index, accessory cephalic vein, head

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