Definition of cephalic in English:

cephalic

Line breaks: ceph|al¦ic
Pronunciation: /sɪˈfalɪk
 
, kɛ-/

adjective

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  • In or relating to the head.
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    • It may pass over the clavicle and open into the cephalic, subclavian, or internal jugular.
    • Brachial plexuses receiving a branch from the fourth cervical nerve are more cephalic with reference to the vertebral column and have been designated as high or prefixed.
    • Pancreatic juice secretion occurs in three phases: cephalic, gastric, and intestinal.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French cephalique, from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos, from kephalē 'head'.

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