- Cephalometry. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity.
- Craniometry. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity.
Also mac·ro·ceph·a·lous [mak-roh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌmæk roʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.
Origin of macrocephalic
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Pathological terminology includes the following nomenclature: macrocephaly, sub-macrocephaly, submicrocephaly, microcephaly.
In rickets, for instance, macrocephaly may occur in conjunction with a normal or even supernormal intelligence (Leopardi).
If we find a circumference greater than normal, we are beginning to enter upon the anomaly which goes by the name of macrocephaly.
less commonly macrocephalia (ˌmækrəʊsɪˈfeɪlɪə)
- the condition of having an abnormally large head or skull
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Word Origin and History for macrocephaly
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- Abnormal largeness of the head.megacephaly megalocephaly
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