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macrocephaly

less commonly macrocephalia (ˌmækrəʊsɪˈfeɪlɪə)

/ (ˌmækrəʊˈsɛfəlɪ) /
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noun

the condition of having an abnormally large head or skull

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Derived forms of macrocephaly

macrocephalic (ˌmækrəʊsɪˈfælɪk) or macrocephalous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for macrocephaly

  • In rickets, for instance, macrocephaly may occur in conjunction with a normal or even supernormal intelligence (Leopardi).

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • Pathological terminology includes the following nomenclature: macrocephaly, sub-macrocephaly, submicrocephaly, microcephaly.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • If we find a circumference greater than normal, we are beginning to enter upon the anomaly which goes by the name of macrocephaly.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori

Medical definitions for macrocephaly

macrocephaly
[ măk′rō-sĕfə-lē ]

n.

Abnormal largeness of the head.megacephaly megalocephaly

Other words from macrocephaly

mac′ro•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) null adj.
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