• WordNet 3.6
    • n cephalitis inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cephalitis (Med) Same as Phrenitis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cephalitis In pathology, inflammation of the brain or its membranes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cephalitis inflammation of the brain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. kefalh` head + -itis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kephalikoskephalē, the head.


In literature:

Cephalic ballottement was obtained in the large tumor.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Among the thirty-two men the extremes of cephalic index are 91.48 and 67.48.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
The egg adheres pretty firmly, by its cephalic pole, to the quarry.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
His cephalic index is 78.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The cephalic index of all classes was 84.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Thus in a broad head the cephalic index is high, while in a narrow head it is low.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
Aspect: indicates the direction to which a surface faces or in which it is viewed; it may be dorsal, ventral, caudal, cephalic or lateral.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
G. Brachio-cephalic vein of left side.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
This condition is to be diagnosed from traumatic cephal-hydrocele (p. 390).
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The herb is cephalic, neurotic, and arthritic.
"Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853" by Various
The cephalic index of both men and women ranges from 70 to 96.3, a very surprising range.
"The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines and The Ilongot or Ibilao of Luzon" by David P. Barrows
Gretry's three dances from "Cephale et Procris" given by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
If the longitudinal diameter is 200 and the transverse diameter 100, the cephalic index is 10,000 divided by 200 = 50.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
At the bar of the London Coffee House was sold Rowley's British Cephalic Snuff.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Cephalic index, heredity of, 140, 144.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
The cerebral or cephalic portion of the nervous system consists of a quadrilobate mass.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Schweinfurth declares their heads to be nearly round, no other African race, to his knowledge, possessing a higher cephalic index.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Between the cephalic enlargements and the tail-swellings is situated the rudimentary trunk of the embryo.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
At the bar of the London Coffee-house was sold Rowley's British Cephalic Snuff.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs

In news:

With Mayhem, Marduk, Cephalic Carnage and Withered Imprecation, 6 pm Tuesday, May 26, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer.
The disturbing nine-and-a-half-minute clip was directed by Michael Panduro (Saint Vitus, Cephalic Carnage) and comes off the band's Demonocracy album, which came out earlier this year through Metal Blade Records.
Critics' Choices and other notable shows: Night Gallery, Phosphorescent, Cephalic Carnage and Decrepit Birth, Vox Arcana, and more.

In science:

This motion is used to move the mouse pointer that is controlled in a fashion relatively similar to standard mouse devices. This system can be used with great accuracy even when the user has exiguous cephalic motion control.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands

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