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cephalopod any of various marine mollusks, such as the octopus or squid, that have highly developed eyes, and tentacles attached to the head around the mouth.
cephalothorax the fused unit of head and thorax in certain arachnids and crustaceans.
-cephalous having (such) a type of head or number of heads; -cephalic.
Cepheus a circumpolar constellation in the northern sky, located between Cassiopeia and Draco. [2 definitions]
ceramic of or pertaining to objects made from clay or other nonmetallic mineral. [3 definitions]
Cerberus in Greek and Roman mythology, the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades.
cere a waxy, fleshy, often brightly colored area at the upper part of the beak in certain birds, such as some parrots, eagles, or hawks, that contains the nostrils.
cereal any plant producing an edible grain, such as wheat, rye, or oats, or the like. [4 definitions]
cerebellum the region of the brain controlling voluntary muscle coordination and balance.
cerebral pertaining to or involving the cerebrum. [2 definitions]
cerebral palsy a motor disorder caused by damage to the brain before or during birth, characterized by spastic paralysis and difficulty in controlling the voluntary muscles.
cerebrate to use the mind; think or reason about.
cerebro- brain.
cerebrospinal pertaining to or affecting the brain and spinal cord.
cerebrum the region of the brain comprising the largest area, acting to coordinate voluntary movement and control conscious mental activity.
cerecloth a fabric coated with wax in order to render it waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead before burial. [2 definitions]
cerement (usu. pl.) a cerecloth or other shroud.
ceremonial pertaining to, characterized by, or used in a ceremony. [3 definitions]
ceremonious given to formality or ceremony; formally polite. [2 definitions]
ceremony a set of formalities, customs, or rites performed in order to give honor or validation, or this set of acts taken as an event. [4 definitions]
Ceres in Roman mythology, the goddess of agriculture; Demeter. [2 definitions]