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cephalic

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ce=phal=ic

CIDE DICTIONARY

cephalica. [L. cephalicus, Gr. , fr. kefalh` head: cf. F. céphalique.].
     Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior.  [1913 Webster]
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. Dunglison.
cephalicn. 
     A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cephalic, adj. of or in the head.

Idiom
cephalic index Anthropol. a number expressing the ratio of a head's greatest breadth and length.
Etymology
F c{eacute}phalique f. L cephalicus f. Gk kephalikos f. kephale head

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