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 confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body. --Henslow. [1913 Webster]


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  • macrocephalous — See macrocephalic. * * * …   Universalium

  • macrocephalous — adjective a) Having a large head. b) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body …   Wiktionary

  • macrocephalous — mac·ro·ceph·a·lous .mak rō sef ə ləs or mac·ro·ce·phal·ic sə fal ik adj having or being an exceptionally large head or cranium …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocephalous — mækrəʊ sefÉ™lÉ™s adj. having a large head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrocephalous — mac·ro·ceph·a·lous …   English syllables

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  • macrocephalic, macrocephalous — SYN: megacephalic. [macro + G. kephale, head] …   Medical dictionary

  • macrocephaly — mac·ro·ceph·a·ly sef ə lē n, pl lies the quality or state of being macrocephalous * * * (megalocephaly) n. abnormal largeness of the head in relation to the rest of the body. Compare microcephaly. * * * mac·ro·ceph·a·ly (mak″ro sefґə… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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