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cephalic

[sə′fal·ik]
(zoology)
Of or pertaining to the head or anterior end.
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Lateral lobe of first male gonopod wide, semicircular; accessory lobe elongated with transverse ridges on caudal surface, internal subdistal protuberance and sinus, ending semi-acute distally, distinctly shorter than lateral lobe, distal portion of accessory and lateral lobes separate by shallow notch; apex outline nearly oval in distal view, caudolateral border more expanded than on laterocephalic one, border fringed with minute acute spinules; prominent, acute cephalic spine; mesial lobe subtriangular, expanded into a semicircular projection, directed cephalically.
2 C); apex outline nearly oval in distal view, caudo-lateral border more expanded than latero-cephalic one, border fringed with minute acute spinules, prominent, acute cephalic spine, directed cephalically (Fig.
The first pedigerous somite is cephalically incorporated and the three succeeding free pedigerous somites each bear a pair of biramous swimming legs.