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