Megacephalic Meg`a*ce*phal"ic (m[e^]g`[.a]*s[-e]*f[a^]l"[i^]k), Megacephalous Meg`a*ceph"a*lous (m[e^]g`[.a]*s[e^]f"[.a]*l[u^]s), a. [Mega- + Gr. kefalh` head.] (Biol.) Large headed; -- applied to animals, and to plants when they have large flower heads. [1913 Webster]

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  • megacephalic — [meg΄ə sə fal′ik] adj. [ MEGA + CEPHALIC] having a large head; esp., having a cranial capacity greater than the average: also megacephalous [meg΄əsef′ə ləs] megacephaly [meg΄əsef′ə lē] n …   English World dictionary

  • megacephalic — adj. [Gr. megas, large; kephale, head] Having an abnormally large head; see microcephalic, mesocephalic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • megacephalic — megacephaly, n. /meg euh seuh fal ik/, adj. Cephalom. macrocephalic. Also, megacephalous /meg euh sef euh leuhs/. [1875 80; MEGA + CEPHALIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • megacephalic — adjective Having an extremely large head. See Also: megacephalous, megacephaly …   Wiktionary

  • megacephalic — Relating to or characterized by megacephaly. SYN: macrocephalic, macrocephalous, megacephalous. * * * mega·ce·phal·ic .meg ə sə fal ik adj large headed specif having a cranial capacity in excess of the mean mega·ceph·a·ly sef ə lē n, pl lies …   Medical dictionary

  • megacephalic — megÉ™sɪ fælɪk adj. having a large skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • megacephalic — mega·ce·phal·ic …   English syllables

  • megacephalic — /mɛgəsəˈfælɪk/ (say meguhsuh falik) adjective 1. having a skull with a large cranial capacity or one exceeding the mean. Compare microcephalic. 2. large headed. Also, megacephalous /mɛgəˈsɛfələs/ (say meguh sefuhluhs). {mega + Greek kephalē head… …   Australian English dictionary

  • megacephalic —   a. having large head.    ♦ megacephaly, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • megacephalic — …   Useful english dictionary

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