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- adj. Having a head; said of most mollusks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a head; -- said of most Mollusca; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
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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.