[ mak-roh-suh-fal-ik ]

  1. Cephalometry. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity.

  2. Craniometry. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity.

Origin of macrocephalic

1850–55; <Greek makroképhal(os) large-headed (see macro-, -cephalous) + -ic
  • Also mac·ro·ceph·a·lous [mak-roh-sef-uh-luhs]. /ˌmæk roʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Other words from macrocephalic

  • mac·ro·ceph·a·ly, noun

Words Nearby macrocephalic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use macrocephalic in a sentence

  • These women had frequent abortions, often produced deaf-mutes, and very frequently macrocephalic children.

    Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
  • And in place of macrocephalic, we have for very large normal crania the new term megalocephalic.

    Pedagogical Anthropology | Maria Montessori
  • To-day, however, the terms macrocephalic and microcephalic have come to be reserved for pathological cases.

    Pedagogical Anthropology | Maria Montessori
  • He would have had to be the most monstrous macrocephalic ever seen upon earth.

    Pedagogical Anthropology | Maria Montessori