hemicephalous
adj. [Gr. hemisys, half; kephale, head]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Referring to dipteran larvae with reduced head capsule retractable within the thorax; an intermediate condition between eucephalous and acephalous; hemicephalic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hemicephalous — hemi·ceph·a·lous …   English syllables

  • hemicephalous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • acephalous — adj. [Gr. a, without; kephale, head] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertains to the absence of any structure comparable to a head, as in certain dipteran larvae; acephalic; see eucephalous, hemicephalous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • eucephalous — having a well developed head used of the larvae of certain flies; see hemicephalous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • eryoneicus larva — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) . Having a well developed head used of the larvae of certain flies see hemicephalous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudocephalon — see hemicephalous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hemicephalic — adjective see hemicephalous …   Useful english dictionary

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