Anencephalic
Anencephalic An*en`ce*phal"ic, Anencephalous An`en*ceph"a*lous, a. [Gr. ?, priv. + ? the brain: cf. {Encephalon}.] (Zo["o]l.) Without a brain; brainless. --Todd & B. [1913 Webster]

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  • anencephalic — (adj.) having no brain (biology), 1839, from Gk. anenkephalos, from privative prefix an (see AN (Cf. an ) (1)) + enkephalos brain (see ENCEPHALITIS (Cf. encephalitis)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anencephalic — Relating to anencephaly. SYN: anencephalous. * * * an·en·ce·phal·ic .an (.)en(t) sə fal ik adj of, relating to, or affected with anencephaly <an anencephalic fetus> anencephalic n an anencephalic fetus or newborn * * * an·en·ce·phal·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • anencephalic — adjective see anencephaly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anencephalic — See anencephaly. * * * …   Universalium

  • anencephalic — adjective Of or pertaining to anencephaly …   Wiktionary

  • anencephalic — adj. lacking a brain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anencephalic — [ˌanɛnsɪ falɪk, kɛ falɪk] adjective Medicine having part or all of the cerebral hemispheres and the rear of the skull congenitally absent. Derivatives anencephaly noun Origin C19: from Gk anenkephalos without brain + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • anencephalic — an·en·ce·phal·ic …   English syllables

  • anencephalic — adjective characterized by partial or total absence of a brain • Syn: ↑anencephalous • Pertains to noun: ↑anencephaly (for: ↑anencephalous), ↑anencephaly • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anencephalous — Anencephalic An*en ce*phal ic, Anencephalous An en*ceph a*lous, a. [Gr. ?, priv. + ? the brain: cf. {Encephalon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Without a brain; brainless. Todd & B. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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