acephalous









acephalous


< /ˌeɪ səˈfæl ɪk/. Zoology. headless; lacking a distinct head.

  • without a leader or ruler.
  • adjective

    1. having no head or one that is reduced and indistinct, as certain insect larvae
    2. having or recognizing no ruler or leader
    adj.

    “headless,” 1731, from French acéphale + -ous, or directly from Late Latin acephalus, from Greek akephalos, from a- “not” + kephale “head” (see cephalo-).

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