from The Century Dictionary.
- In conchology, having a head, as most mollusks; of or pertaining to the Encephala: an epithet applied to mollusks, excepting the Lamellibranchia, which are said, in distinction, to be acephalous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Having a head; -- said of most Mollusca; -- opposed to
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- adjective zoology Having a
head; said of most mollusks.
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The child was an encephalous monster, with the extremities rigidly flexed and the fingers clenched, the feet almost sole to sole.