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]

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  • anencephalous — SYN: anencephalic. * * * an·en·ceph·a·lous (an″ən sefґə ləs) anencephalic …   Medical dictionary

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

  • anencephalous — an·en·ceph·a·lous …   English syllables

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

  • 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

  • an|en|ce|phal|ic — «an EHN suh FAL ihk», adjective. = anencephalous. (Cf. ↑anencephalous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • anencephaly — anencephalic /an en seuh fal ik, an en /, anencephalous, adj. /an en sef euh lee/, n. Med. congenital absence of part or all of the brain. Also, anencephalia /an en seuh fayl yeuh, an en /. [1825 35; < NL; see AN 1, ENCEPHAL , Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • anencephaly — noun /ænɪnˈsɛfəlɪ/ A lethal birth defect in which most of the brain and parts of the skull are missing; absence of the encephalon. See Also: anencephalic, anencephaloid, anencephalous …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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