a|ceph|a|lan «ay SEHF uh luhn», adjective, noun.
belonging to the class of mollusks, including the bi-valves, not having a distinct head.
any one of these headless mollusks.
[< Late Latin acephalus headless (< Greek aképhalos < a- without + kephal head)]

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  • rhi|zo|ceph|a|lan — «RY zuh SEHF uh luhn», adjective. = rhizocephalous. (Cf. ↑rhizocephalous) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ceph — ceph·a·ran·thine; col·o·ceph·a·li; co·no·ceph·a·lum; cryp·to·ceph·a·la; cteno·ceph·a·lus; del·to·ceph·a·lus; di·ceph·a·lus; dis·co·ceph·a·li; dis·co·ceph·a·lous; dol·i·cho·ceph·al; dra·co·ceph·a·lum; en·ceph·a·lar·tos; en·ceph·a·lit·ic;… …   English syllables

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

  • o — abi·o·log·i·cal; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom; ab·o·li·tion·ism; ab·o·li·tion·ist; ab·o·li·tion·ize; ab·o·ma·sal; ab·o·ma·sum; ac·an·thol·o·gy; ac·an·thop·o·dous; acar·i·dol·o·gist; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; acar·i·o·sis;… …   English syllables

  • tho — acan·tho·ceph·a·la; acan·tho·ceph·a·li; acan·tho·ce·re·us; acan·tho·chei·lo·ne·ma; acan·tho·cyb·i·um; ac·an·tho·dea; ac·an·tho·des; ac·an·tho·dii; acan·tho·li·mon; ac·an·tho·ma; acan·tho·phis; acan·tho·pod; acan·tho·pore; acan·tho·scel·i·des;… …   English syllables

  • hol — hol·andric; hol·an·dry; hol·arctic; hol·as·pid·e·an; hol·bein; hol·boell s; hol·co·dont; hol·co·no·ti; hol·cus; hol·den·ite; hol·er; hol·ger; hol; hol·i·day·er; hol·i·days; hol·ish·kes; hol·lan·daise; hol·land·er; hol·land·ite; hol·lands;… …   English syllables

  • acan — acan·tha; acan·thi·al; acan·thine; acan·thi·on; acan·thi·sit·ti·dae; acan·thite; acan·tho·ceph·a·la; acan·tho·ceph·a·li; acan·tho·ce·re·us; acan·tho·chei·lo·ne·ma; acan·tho·cyb·i·um; acan·thoid; acan·tho·li·mon; acan·tho·phis; acan·tho·pod;… …   English syllables

  • acanthocephalan — acan·tho·ceph·a·lan lən n any of the phylum Acanthocephala of unsegmented parasitic worms called also spiny headed worm acanthocephalan adj * * * acan·tho·ceph·a·lan (ə kan″tho sefґə lən) any individual of the phylum… …   Medical dictionary

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