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Absence of a head, especially as a congenital malformation.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Harvey (d. 1630), astrologer and polemicist. From classical Latin acephalus, in post-classical Latin sense ‘headless’ + -ia. In medical use after French acéphalie or scientific Latin acephalia.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.