Definition of acephalia in English:

acephalia

noun

Medicine
  • Absence of a head, especially as a congenital malformation.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

acephalia

/(ˌ)eɪsɪˈfeɪlɪə//(ˌ)eɪkɛˈfeɪlɪə/