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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cephalic  \Ce*phal"ic\,  a.  [L.  cephalicus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  head:  cf 
  F.  c['e]phalique.]  (Anat.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  head.  See  the  Note  under  {Anterior}. 
 
  {Cephalic  index}  (Anat.),  the  ratio  of  the  breadth  of  the 
  cranium  to  the  length,  which  is  taken  as  the  standard,  and 
  equal  to  100;  the  breadth  index. 
 
  {Cephalic  vein},  a  large  vein  running  from  the  back  of  the 
  head  alond  the  arm;  --  so  named  because  the  ancients  used 
  to  open  it  for  disorders  of  the  head.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cephalic  \Ce*pha"lic\,  n. 
  A  medicine  for  headache,  or  other  disorder  in  the  head. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cephalic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  head  [ant:  {caudal}] 




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