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[meg-uh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmɛg ə səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective, Cephalometry.
Also, megacephalous
[meg-uh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌmɛg əˈsɛf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of megacephalic
First recorded in 1875-80; mega- + cephalic
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megacephaly, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for megacephaly


the condition of having an unusually large head or cranial capacity. It can be of congenital origin or result from an abnormal overgrowth of the facial bones Compare microcephaly
Derived Forms
megacephalic (ˌmɛɡəsɪˈfælɪk), megacephalous, megalocephalic, megalocephalous, adjective
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megacephaly in Medicine

megacephaly meg·a·ceph·a·ly (měg'ə-sěf'ə-lē)
See macrocephaly.

meg'a·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) or meg'a·ceph'a·lous (-sěf'ə-lěs) adj.
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