Cephalometry. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity.
Craniometry. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity.

Also mac·ro·ceph·a·lous [mak-roh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌmæk roʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of macrocephalic

1850–55; < Greek makroképhal(os) large-headed (see macro-, -cephalous) + -ic
Related formsmac·ro·ceph·a·ly, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for macrocephalic

Historical Examples of macrocephalic

  • And in place of macrocephalic, we have for very large normal crania the new term megalocephalic.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

Word Origin and History for macrocephalic

1851, from Greek makrokephalos; see macro-. Second element is from Greek kephale "head" (see cephalo-). Related: Macrocephalous; macrocephaly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper