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 […]
a combining form meaning “head,” used in the formation of compound words: cephalometry. combining form indicating the head: cephalopod before vowels, cephal-, word-forming element meaning “head, skull, brain,” Modern Latin combining form of Greek kephale “head,” perhaps from PIE *ghebh-el-. cephalo- or cephal- pref. Head: cephalometry.