(Ce*pha"lic), n. A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.
(||Ceph`a*li"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. kefalh` head + -itis.] (Med.) Same as Phrenitis.
(Ceph`a*li*za"tion) n. Domination of the head in animal life as expressed in the physical
structure; localization of important organs or parts in or near the head, in animal development. Dana.
(Ceph"a*lo-) kefalh` head.]> A combining form denoting the head, of the head, connected
with the head; as, cephalosome, cephalopod.
(Ceph`a*lo*cer"cal) a. [Cephalo- + Gr. tail.] (Zoöl.) Relating to the long axis of the body.
(Ceph"a*loid) a. [Cephalo- + -oid.] Shaped like the head. Craing.
(Ceph`a*lol"o*gy) n. [Cephalo- + -logy.] The science which treats of the head.
(Ceph"a*lo*mere) n. [Cephalo- + -mere.] (Zoöl.) One of the somites (arthromeres) which
make up the head of arthropods. Packard.
(Ceph`a*lom"e*ter) n. [Cephalo- + -meter.] (Med.) An instrument measuring the dimensions
of the head of a fetus during delivery.
(||Ceph"a*lon) n. (Zoöl.) The head.
(||Ceph`a*loph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. kefalh` head + to bear.] (Zoöl.) The cephalata.
(Ceph"a*lo*pod Ceph"a*lo*pode) , n. (Zoöl.) One of the Cephalopoda.
(||Ceph`a*lop"o*da) n. pl. [NL., gr. Gr. kefalh` head + -poda: cf. F. céphalopode.] (Zoöl.)
The highest class of Mollusca.
They have, around the front of the head, a group of elongated muscular arms, which are usually furnished
with prehensile suckers or hooks. The head is highly developed, with large, well organized eyes and
ears, and usually with a cartilaginous brain case. The higher forms, as the cuttlefishes, squids, and
octopi, swim rapidly by ejecting a jet of water from the tubular siphon beneath the head. They have a
pair of powerful horny jaws shaped like a parrot's beak, and a bag of inklike fluid which they can eject
from the siphon, thus clouding the water in order to escape from their enemies. They are divided into