Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, bearing or consisting of many heads.
“Compared with the polycephalous poppies my race of twisted teasels is much richer in atavists.”
“If we do this with the polycephalous variety, the relation between individual strength and degree of metamorphosis at once becomes manifest.”
“He was desirous of exercising his culture on it, and wished to ascertain whether the skull was bracchy-cephalous, dolichophalous, or polycephalous.”
“They are not so much two-faced as positively polycephalous.”
“But in most cases he is a serpent which in outward appearance seems to differ from other ophidians only in being winged and polycephalous -- the number of his heads generally varying from three to twelve. [”
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