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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
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek makroképhal(os) large-headed (see macro-, -cephalous) + -ic
Related forms
macrocephaly, noun
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Word Origin and History for macrocephalous

macrocephalic

adj.

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

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