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congenital absence of the head, with the mouth aperture on the upper aspect of the body.
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Congenital absence of most of the head with, however, the presence of a mouthlike opening.
[G. a- priv. + kephalē, head, + stoma, mouth]
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acephalostomia(ā″sef″ă-lō-stō′mē-ă) [ acephal(ia) + stoma + -ia]
Congenital absence of the head. An opening resembling a mouth is present on the superior portion of the body.
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