macrencephaly
macrencephaly macrencephaly, n. The condition of having an abnormally large braincase. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Macrencephaly — (from Greek makros big, large and enkephalos brain) is a condition present at or soon after birth in which the brain is abnormally large. Generally this is the case when its measures are statistically more than 97% of the population.The brain can …   Wikipedia

  • macrencephaly — mac·ren·ceph·a·ly (mak″rən sefґə le) [macro + Gr. enkephalos brain] overgrowth of the brain …   Medical dictionary

  • macrencephaly — noun an abnormally large braincase • Derivationally related forms: ↑macrencephalic, ↑macrencephalous • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrencephaly, macrencephalia — Hypertrophy of the brain; the condition of having a large brain. [macro + G. enkephalos, brain] …   Medical dictionary

  • macrencephalic — adjective having a large brain case • Syn: ↑macrencephalous • Pertains to noun: ↑macrencephaly (for: ↑macrencephalous), ↑macrencephaly • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrencephalous — adjective having a large brain case • Syn: ↑macrencephalic • Pertains to noun: ↑macrencephaly, ↑macrencephaly (for: ↑macrencephalic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Megalencephaly — Also called macrencephaly, a condition in which there is an abnormally large, heavy, and usually malfunctioning brain. By definition, the brain weight is greater than average for the age and gender of the child. Head enlargement may be evident at …   Medical dictionary

  • Macrencephalic — Mac ren*ce*phal ic, Macrencephalous Mac ren*ceph a*lous, a. [Macro + encephalic, encephalous.] Of or pertaining to macrencephaly; having a large brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Macrencephalous — Macrencephalic Mac ren*ce*phal ic, Macrencephalous Mac ren*ceph a*lous, a. [Macro + encephalic, encephalous.] Of or pertaining to macrencephaly; having a large brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of neurological disorders — This is a list of major and frequently observed neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer s disease), symptoms (e.g., back pain), signs (e.g., aphasia) and syndromes (e.g., Aicardi syndrome). Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …   Wikipedia

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