- having a head with a small braincase.
Also mi·cro·ceph·a·lous [mahy-kroh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.
Origin of microcephalic
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Lombroso attributes a series of cases of microcephaly to profound mental impressions occurring during pregnancy.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
Microcephaly on the contrary shows inferiority of form (smallness, receding forehead, etc.), but not malformation.
Pathological terminology includes the following nomenclature: macrocephaly, sub-macrocephaly, submicrocephaly, microcephaly.
If, on the other hand, the maximum circumference is notably smaller, we are entering upon the anomaly of microcephaly.
Some just show radiation abnormalities—giantism, microcephaly, and the like.The Status Civilization
- the condition of having an abnormally small head or cranial capacityCompare megacephaly
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Word Origin and History for microcephaly
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- Abnormal smallness of the head.nanocephaly
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