Microcephalous
Microcephalic Mi`cro*ce*phal"ic, Microcephalous Mi`cro*ceph"a*lous, a. [Micro- + cephalic, cephalous.] (Anat.) Having a small head; having the cranial cavity small; -- opposed to {megacephalic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • microcephalous — See microcephalic. * * * …   Universalium

  • microcephalous — SYN: microcephalic …   Medical dictionary

  • microcephalous — maɪkrəʊ sefÉ™lÉ™s adj. having a small head (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microcephalous — mi·cro·ceph·a·lous …   English syllables

  • microcephalous —   a. a. small headed    ♦ microcephalism,    ♦ microcephaly, n.    ♦ microcephalus, n. (pl.    ♦ li ) such person …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • microcephalous — adjective having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain a nanocephalic dwarf • Syn: ↑microcephalic, ↑nanocephalic • Pertains to noun: ↑nanocephaly (for: ↑nanocephalic), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • microcephalic — adjective having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain a nanocephalic dwarf • Syn: ↑microcephalous, ↑nanocephalic • Pertains to noun: ↑nanocephaly (for: ↑nanocephalic), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nanocephalic — adjective having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain a nanocephalic dwarf • Syn: ↑microcephalic, ↑microcephalous • Pertains to noun: ↑nanocephaly, ↑microcephaly (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Microcephalic — Mi cro*ce*phal ic, Microcephalous Mi cro*ceph a*lous, a. [Micro + cephalic, cephalous.] (Anat.) Having a small head; having the cranial cavity small; opposed to {megacephalic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • microcephaly — [mī΄krō sef′ə lē] n. 〚 MICRO + CEPHALY〛 a condition in which the head or cranial capacity is abnormally small: opposed to MACROCEPHALY microcephalous adj. microcephalic [mī΄krəsə fal′ik] * * * mi·cro·cep …   Universalium

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