Definition of acephalus in English:

acephalus

noun

Medicine
  • A fetus affected with acephaly.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in London Literary Gazette. From scientific Latin acephalus (of a fetus) headless, specific use of classical Latin acephalus.

Pronunciation:

acephalus

/(ˌ)eɪˈsɛf(ə)ləs//(ˌ)eɪˈsɛfələs//(ˌ)eɪˈkɛfələs/