Meaning of acephalia in English:

acephalia

noun

Medicine
  • Absence of a head, especially as a congenital malformation.

Pronunciation

acephalia

/(ˌ)eɪsɪˈfeɪlɪə/ /(ˌ)eɪkɛˈfeɪlɪə/

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Harvey (d. 1630), astrologer and polemicist. From classical Latin acephalus, in post-classical Latin sense ‘headless’ + -ia.