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microcephalic

[ mahy-kroh-suh-fal-ik ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ səˈfæl ɪk /
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adjective Cephalometry, Pathology.

having a head with a small braincase.

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Also mi·cro·ceph·a·lous [mahy-kroh-sef-uh-luhs]. /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of microcephalic

From the New Latin word microcephalicus, dating back to 1855–60. See micro-, cephalic

OTHER WORDS FROM microcephalic

mi·cro·ceph·a·ly, noun
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How to use microcephalic in a sentence

  • Mller had interested himself very much in microcephalic skulls and Virchow assisted him in the investigations of them.

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

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • The satyrs are represented as being of the microcephalic type.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • What mattered the microcephalic imaginings of greasy Dave and his friends among the chorus?

    The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
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