acephalia

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Synonyms for acephalia

absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)

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Antenatal diagnosis of a rare combined fetal malformation: acardius acephalus and single ventricle of the twin.
Emblematic proof is found in the image of an acephalus and his Amazon companion, standing in heroic classical pose, in a corner of Jodocus Hondius's map of Guyana (ca.
El retrato del clerigo privado de medios es pintado por Torquemada con tonos que recuerdan la bien conocida descripcion de Isidoro de Sevilla: aquel va de aqui para alla vagando por el mundo; acephalus, es decir, desligado del vinculo con el obispo-caput, se ve obligado a mendigar por las plazas o a dedicarse a los negocios seculares, cosa prohibida para cualquier grado del orden (43).
The second figure is metallic and muscular, a male human body without a head, like the Acephalus glorified by Georges Bataille: "Man has escaped his head as the convict escapes from prison.
DISCUSSION: Acardiac fetus was 1st described by Gruenwald in 1942 and is also known as Acephalus Chorioangiopagus Parasiticus.