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Etymology: Gk, kephale, head
suffix meaning (a) an abnormal condition of the head, as indicated by the stem to which the ending is attached, such as hydrocephalus; (b) an individual having an abnormal condition of the head, especially a congenital anomaly of the fetus, such as dicephalus.
-cephalus[Gr. -kephalos, “-headed”]
1. Suffix indicating a cephalic abnormality, e.g., hydrocephalus.
2. Suffix indicating an organism having a particular kind of head, e.g., Rhipicephalus (fan-shaped head).