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 History of this Word

"cephalic" is from "kephale" (head) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-cephalic" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates having a particular kind or number of heads. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cephalic illustration Since the middle ages France has developed into a monocephalic system, with Paris becoming the all-dominating centre of the country.
-cephalic illustration Microcephaly may be present at birth or it may develop in the first few years of life.