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Definition of Cephalic

Cephalic: Relating to the head or the head end of the body. Situated on, in, or near the head. Cephalic is synonymous with cranial, relating to the cranium or head.

The word "cephalic" came from the Middle French "cephalique," from the Latin "cephalicus", from the Greek "kephalikos" meaning head.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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