acephalia, acephalism
1. SYN: acephaly. 2. SYN: acephalus.

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  • acephalism — noun absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) • Syn: ↑acephalia, ↑acephaly • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy • Part Holonyms: ↑monster, ↑teras …   Useful english dictionary

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  • acephalus — A headless fetus. SYN: acephalia (2), acephalism. [G. a priv. + kephale, head] a. acormus (a kor′mus) condition in which a head without a body is attached to the placenta by an umbilical cord. a. dibrachius a fetus lacking a head but having two… …   Medical dictionary

  • abnormalcy — noun an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies • Syn: ↑abnormality • Ant: ↑normality (for: ↑abnormality) • Derivationally related forms: ↑abnormal ( …   Useful english dictionary

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