EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective . Cephalometry, Pathology having a head with a small braincase.
mi·cro·ceph·a·lous [mahy-kroh- sef- uh-l uh s] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɛf ə ləs/
Origin of microcephalic
dating back to
cephalic Related forms mi·cro·ceph·a·ly, noun
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Examples from the Web for microcephaly Historical Examples of microcephaly
Lombroso attributes a series of cases of
microcephaly to profound mental impressions occurring during pregnancy. Microcephaly on the contrary shows inferiority of form (smallness, receding forehead, etc.), but not malformation.
Pathological terminology includes the following nomenclature: macrocephaly, sub-macrocephaly, sub
If, on the other hand, the maximum circumference is notably smaller, we are entering upon the anomaly of
Some just show radiation abnormalities—giantism,
microcephaly, and the like. British Dictionary definitions for microcephaly noun the condition of having an abnormally small head or cranial capacity Compare megacephaly Derived Forms microcephalic ( ˌmaɪkrəʊsɪˈfælɪk), adjective, noun microcephalous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for microcephaly adj.
"small-headed," 1845, from French
microcéphalique, from Modern Latin microcephalus, from Greek mikros "small" (see mica) + kephale "head" (see cephalo-). Related: Microcephalism; microcephalous (1840); microcephaly (n.).
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microcephaly [mī′krō-sĕf ′ə-lē] n. Abnormal smallness of the head. nanocephaly Related forms mi′cro•ce•phal ( ′ic -sə-făl) ′ĭk adj.
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