cephalic region
Pertaining to, on, in, or near the head.

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  • Cephalic — is a term of, in, or relating to the cephalon, or head. The term is derived from the Old French word cephalique , from Latin cephalicus , and from Greek kephalikos (which comes from the word kephalē , meaning head ). cite book | title=Oxford… …   Wikipedia

  • cephalic somite — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A unit division of the cephalic region usually recognized as one of five somites that bear distinctive paired appendages; a cephalomere …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Cephalic flexure — Brain of human embryo of four and a half weeks, showing interior of fore brain. (Cephalic flexure visible at center top.) Latin flexura mesencephalica …   Wikipedia

  • cephalic shield — Chitinous or more or less calcified covering of the head region, formed of fused tergites of cephalic somites, commonly having pleura [McLaughlin, 1980]. Chitinous, more or less calcified covering structure of head region formed of fused tergites …   Crustacea glossary

  • cephalic shield — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A chitinous, somewhat calcified covering of the head region formed of fused tergites of cephalic somites, commonly having pleura. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) In Opisthobranchia, an expanded thickening of the dorsal… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalic lobes — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In embryology, the region of the prostomium, and usually that of the tritocerebral somite. 2. (NEMERTEA) Brain lobes on the expanded anterior region …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalic framework — (NEMATODA: Secernentea) A subcuticular framework that supports the lip region, and to which are attached the stylet protractor muscles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalic setae — (NEMATA) Setae like sensilla of the outer of three circlets around the anterior neck region or mouth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cephalic somite — One unit of cephalon bearing distnctive pair of appendages. (Syn. cephalomere) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Unit division of head region, generally recognized as one of five such parts which bear distinctive paired appendages (antennules, antennae,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Thylacocephala — Taxobox | name = Thylacocephala fossil range = Early Cambrian Late Cretaceous regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea? classis = Thylacocephala classis authority = Pinna, Arduini, Pesarini and Teruzzi, 1982The Thylacocephala… …   Wikipedia

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