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Syllabification: ce·phal·ic
Pronunciation: /səˈfalik

Definition of cephalic in English:


Of, in, or relating to the head.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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