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"cephalo" 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

"cephalo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "skull" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

cephalo- illustration This is the earliest cephalometer, an instrument developed to position the head during X-rays.
cephalo- illustration The purpose is to provide data on all living species of cephalopods (octopus, squid, etc).