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


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headless

Misc. Definitions

\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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