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adjective 
  1. Headless
  2. (Zoí¶logy): Without a distinct head; -- a term applied to bivalve mollusks.
  3. (Botany): Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovary, ovaries
  4. Without a leader or chief.
  5. Wanting the beginning
    Quotations
    • A false or structure of sentence. - De Quincey
  6. (Prosody): Deficient in the beginning, as a line of poetry that is missing its expected opening syllable - Brande
Translations: 
  • French: acéphale
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (akephalos) "headless" < á- "not" + (polytonic, ) (kephalÄ) "head".


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