cephalic vein n.
A vein that arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous rete of the hand, passes upward in front of the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm, and empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.
- Cephalic version
noun another name for version (sense 5) cephalic version n. Version in which the fetus is turned so that the head presents.
any of several phosphatides occurring in animal tissue, especially of the brain, and having marked blood-clotting properties. Historical Examples noun a phospholipid, similar to lecithin, that occurs in the nerve tissue and brain Systematic name phosphatidylethanolamine cephalin ceph·a·lin (sěf’ə-lĭn) or keph·a·lin (kěf’-) n. Any of a group of phospholipids having hemostatic properties and found especially […]
encephalitis. Historical Examples cephalitis ceph·a·li·tis (sěf’ə-lī’tĭs) n. See encephalitis.
a tendency in the development of animals to localization of important organs or parts in or near the head. noun (in the evolution of animals) development of a head by the concentration of feeding and sensory organs and nervous tissue at the anterior end n. 1864, coined by U.S. zoologist James D. Dana (1813-1895) from […]