Macewen's sign

[ mə-kyōōənz ]

n.

An indication of hydrocephalus in which percussion of the skull generates a cracked-pot sound.

Nearby words

  1. macula sacculi,
  2. macula utriculi,
  3. macular,
  4. macular amyloidosis,
  5. macular area,
  6. macular leprosy,
  7. maculate,
  8. maculation,
  9. macule,
  10. maculocerebral


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