hydrocephaloid

hydrocephaloid

[hahy-druh-sef-uh-loid]
adjective Pathology.
resembling hydrocephalus.

Origin:
1835–45; hydrocephal(us) + -oid

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hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs, ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfəlɪ)
 
n
Nontechnical name: water on the brain accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain because its normal outlet has been blocked by congenital malformation or disease. In infancy it usually results in great enlargement of the head
 
hydrocephaly or hydrocephaly
 
n
 
hydrocephalic or hydrocephaly
 
adj
 
hydro'cephaloid or hydrocephaly
 
adj
 
hydro'cephalous or hydrocephaly
 
adj

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