macrocephalic
macrocephalic mac`ro*ce*phal"ic, macrocephalous mac`ro*ceph"a*lous, a. [Macro + Gr. kefalh` the head.] 1. Of or pertaining to macrocephaly; having an unusually large head. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body. --Henslow. [1913 Webster]


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  • macrocephalic — (adj.) 1851, from Gk. makrokephalos; see MACRO (Cf. macro ). Second element is from Gk. kephale head. Related: Macrocephalous; macrocephaly …   Etymology dictionary

  • macrocephalic — macrocephaly, n. /mak roh seuh fal ik/, adj. 1. Cephalom. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity. 2. Craniom. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity. Also, macrocephalous /mak roh sef euh leuhs/. [1850 55; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • macrocephalic — adjective having an abnormally large head See Also: macrocephaly …   Wiktionary

  • macrocephalic — mækrəʊsɪ fælɪk adj. having a large head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrocephalic — [ˌmakrə(ʊ)sɪ falɪk, kɛ falɪk ] (also macrocephalous) adjective Anatomy having an unusually large head. Derivatives macrocephaly noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • macrocephalic — mac·ro·ce·phal·ic …   English syllables

  • macrocephalic — adj. (also macrocephalous) having a long or large head. Derivatives: macrocephaly n …   Useful english dictionary

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  • macrocephalous — macrocephalic mac ro*ce*phal ic, macrocephalous mac ro*ceph a*lous, a. [Macro + Gr. kefalh the head.] 1. Of or pertaining to macrocephaly; having an unusually large head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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