macrocephaly
macrocephaly macrocephaly n. THe condition of having an unusually large head; it differs from {hydrocephalus} because there is no increase intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical.

Syn: megacephaly, megalocephaly. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • macrocephaly — [mak΄rō sef′ə lē] n. 〚 MACRO + CEPHALY〛 a condition in which the head or cranial capacity is abnormally large: opposed to MICROCEPHALY macrocephalous adj. macrocephalic [mak΄rəsə fal′ik] * * * …   Universalium

  • macrocephaly — [mak΄rō sef′ə lē] n. [ MACRO + CEPHALY] a condition in which the head or cranial capacity is abnormally large: opposed to MICROCEPHALY macrocephalous adj. macrocephalic [mak΄rəsə fal′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Macrocephaly — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = An MRI of a patient with benign familial macrocephaly (male with head circumference > 60cm) DiseasesDB = 22519 ICD10 = ICD10|Q|75|3|q|65 ICD9 = ICD9|756.0 ICDO = OMIM = 248000 MedlinePlus = 003305… …   Wikipedia

  • macrocephaly — noun an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical • Syn: ↑megacephaly, ↑megalocephaly • Derivationally related forms: ↑macrocephalic • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrocephaly — abnormal enlargement of the head …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • macrocephaly — noun A condition in which the head is abnormally large …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • macrocephaly — mækrəʊ sɪfÉ™lɪ n. excessive largeness of the head, megalocephaly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrocephaly — mac·ro·ceph·a·ly …   English syllables

  • macrocephaly — megalocephaly; n. abnormal largeness of the head in relation to the rest of the body. Compare: microcephaly …   The new mediacal dictionary

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