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macrocephalic

[ mak-roh-suh-fal-ik ]
/ ˌmæk roʊ səˈfæl ɪk /
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adjective
Cephalometry. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity.
Craniometry. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity.
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Also mac·ro·ceph·a·lous [mak-roh-sef-uh-luhs]. /ˌmæk roʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of macrocephalic

1850–55; <Greek makroképhal(os) large-headed (see macro-, -cephalous) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM macrocephalic

mac·ro·ceph·a·ly, noun
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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
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