Acephal
Acephal Ac"e*phal, n. [Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? head: cf. F. ac['e]phale, LL. acephalus.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Acephala. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • acephal — noun One of the Acephala …   Wiktionary

  • acephal — aceph·al …   English syllables

  • acephal — (ˈ)ā|sefəl noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Acephala : lamellibranch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acephala — A*ceph a*la, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, adj. neut. pl., headless. See {Acephal}.] (Zo[ o]l.) That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acephalan — A*ceph a*lan, n. Same as {Acephal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acephali — A*ceph a*li, n. pl. [LL., pl. of acephalus. See {Acephal}.] 1. A fabulous people reported by ancient writers to have heads. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl. Hist.) (a) A Christian sect without a leader. (b) Bishops and certain clergymen not under regular …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acephalous — A*ceph a*lous, a. [See {Acephal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Headless. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Without a distinct head; a term applied to bivalve mollusks. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acephalan — 1. noun Acephal 2. adjective Belonging to the Acephala …   Wiktionary

  • acéphalo- — ⇒ACÉPHALO , élément préf. Sert à former des mots sav. appartenant à l anat. et plus particulièrement à la tératologie; les composés se rapportent à un fœtus dépourvu de tête et auquel manque également une autre partie du corps, désignée par le 2e …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acefal — ACEFÁL, Ă, acefali, e, adj. (zool.; despre unele animale inferioare) Fără cap. – Din fr. acéphale. Trimis de ana zecheru, 29.07.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  acefál adj. m., pl. acefáli; f. sg. acefálă …   Dicționar Român

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