• 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

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