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 recognizably developed upper limbs.
- a. dipus a fetus lacking a head but showing two recognizably developed lower limbs.
- a. monobrachius a fetus lacking a head and showing only one recognizable upper limb.
- a. monopus a fetus lacking a head and with fusion of the lower extremities so extreme that only a single foot is recognizable.
- a. sympus a fetus lacking a head and showing fusion of the lower limbs.

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aceph·a·lus (')ā-'sef-ə-ləs, ə-'sef- n, pl -a·li -.lī, -.lē a headless fetus

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n.
a fetus without a head.

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aceph·a·lus (a-sefґə-ləs) pl. acephґali [a-1 + -cephalus] a headless fetus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • acephalus — vgl. azephal …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • acephalus — aceph·a·lus …   English syllables

  • acephalus — n. a fetus without a head …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acephalus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • acephalus dibrachius — an acephalus with both upper limbs more or less undeveloped …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalus dipus — an acephalus with both lower limbs more or less undeveloped …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalus monobrachius — an acephalus with only one upper limb …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalus monopus — an acephalus with only one foot or lower limb …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalus sympus — an acephalus with the two lower limbs fused into one …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalus paracephalus — a fetus with a partially formed cranium but no brain …   Medical dictionary

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