microcephaly
noun Etymology: New Latin microcephalia, from microcephalus microcephalic, from micr- + Greek kephalē head — more at cephalic Date: 1863 a condition of abnormal smallness of the head usually associated with mental defects

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  • Microcephaly — Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q02 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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] …   English World dictionary

  • Microcephaly — An abnormally small head due to failure of brain growth. In precise terms, microcephaly is a head circumference that is more than 2 standard deviations below the normal mean for age, sex, race, and gestation. (Some authorities define microcephaly …   Medical dictionary

  • microcephaly — noun A neurological disorder in which the person affected has an abnormally small head due to a failure of brain growth Syn: microcephalia, microcephalism See Also: microcephalic, microcephale, microcephalous, microcephalus …   Wiktionary

  • microcephaly — maɪkrəʊ sefÉ™lɪ n. smallness of head (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microcephaly — [ˌmʌɪkrəʊ sɛfəli, kɛfəli] noun Medicine abnormal smallness of the head. Derivatives microcephalic adjective &noun microcephalous adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • microcephaly — mi·cro·ceph·a·ly …   English syllables

  • microcephaly — n. abnormal smallness of the head in relation to the size of the rest of the body: a congenital condition in which the brain is not fully developed. Compare: macrocephaly …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • microcephaly — mi•cro•ceph•a•ly [[t]ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɛf ə li[/t]] n. pat abnormal smallness of the head or braincase • Etymology: 1860–65; < F mi cro•ce•phal′ic səˈfæl ɪk adj. n …   From formal English to slang

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