exencephaly

[ ĕk′sən-sĕfə-lē ]

n.

A condition in which the skull is defective, causing exposure or extrusion of the brain.

Nearby words

  1. exemplify,
  2. exemplum,
  3. exempt,
  4. exempt carrier,
  5. exemption,
  6. exenterate,
  7. exenteration,
  8. exenteritis,
  9. exequatur,
  10. exequies

Related formsex′en•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.


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