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;Related formsmac·ro·ceph·a·ly, noun
< Greek makroképhal(os
) large-headed (see macro-
) + -ic
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Historical Examples of macrocephaly
In rickets, for instance, macrocephaly may occur in conjunction with a normal or even supernormal intelligence (Leopardi).
Pathological terminology includes the following nomenclature: macrocephaly, sub-macrocephaly, submicrocephaly, microcephaly.
If we find a circumference greater than normal, we are beginning to enter upon the anomaly which goes by the name of macrocephaly.
British Dictionary definitions for macrocephaly
less commonly macrocephalia (ˌmækrəʊsɪˈfeɪlɪə)
Derived Formsmacrocephalic (ˌmækrəʊsɪˈfælɪk) or macrocephalous, adjective
the condition of having an abnormally large head or skull
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Word Origin and History for macrocephaly
1851, from Greek makrokephalos; see macro-. Second element is from Greek kephale "head" (see cephalo-). Related: Macrocephalous; macrocephaly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Related formsmac′ro•ce•phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) null adj.
Abnormal largeness of the head.megacephaly megalocephaly
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