Acephalic



Also, acephalic
[ey-suh-fal-ik] /ˌeɪ səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA). Zoology. headless; lacking a distinct head.
without a leader or ruler.
adjective
having no head or one that is reduced and indistinct, as certain insect larvae
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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  • Acephalobrachia

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  • Acephalocheiria

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