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megacephalic

[meg-uh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmɛg ə səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective, Cephalometry
Also, megacephalous
[meg-uh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌmɛg əˈsɛf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; mega- + cephalic
Related forms
megacephaly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for megacephaly

megacephaly

/ˌmɛɡəˈsɛfəlɪ/
noun
1.
the condition of having an unusually large head or cranial capacity. It can be of congenital origin or result from an abnormal overgrowth of the facial bones Compare microcephaly
Derived Forms
megacephalic (ˌmɛɡəsɪˈfælɪk), megacephalous, megalocephalic, megalocephalous, adjective
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megacephaly in Medicine

megacephaly meg·a·ceph·a·ly (měg'ə-sěf'ə-lē)
n.
See macrocephaly.


meg'a·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) or meg'a·ceph'a·lous (-sěf'ə-lěs) adj.
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