Acephalous

Adjective

  • (zoology, applied to bivalve mollusks) Without a distinct head.
  • Wanting the beginning
  • Headless
  • Without a leader or chief.
  • (botany) Having the style spring from the base, instead of from the apex, as is the case in certain ovaries
  • (prosody) Deficient in the beginning, as a line of poetry that is missing its expected opening syllable

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