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bicephalous

Line breaks: bi|ceph¦al|ous
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈsɛf(ə)ləs
 
, -ˈkɛf-/

Definition of bicephalous in English:

adjective

Having two heads.
Example sentences
  • There are a few references and illustrations of the double-headed or bicephalous eagle in this book, but nothing horribly informative.
  • The identity of the bicephalous zoomorphic figure - perhaps a serpent or dragon - is uncertain.
  • On the main facade is an imposing bicephalous eagle, which represented the Hapsburg dynasty.

Origin

early 19th century: from bi- 'two' + Greek kephalē 'head' + -ous.

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