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macrocephalic

[mak-roh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmæk roʊ səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective
1.
Cephalometry. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity.
2.
Craniometry. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity.
Also, macrocephalous
[mak-roh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌmæk roʊˈsɛf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of macrocephalic
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek makroképhal(os) large-headed (see macro-, -cephalous) + -ic
Related forms
macrocephaly, noun
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  • And in place of macrocephalic, we have for very large normal crania the new term megalocephalic.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
Word Origin and History for macrocephalic
adj.

1851, from Greek makrokephalos; see macro-. Second element is from Greek kephale "head" (see cephalo-). Related: Macrocephalous; macrocephaly.

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