macrocephaly

macrocephalic

[mak-roh-suh-fal-ik]
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-luhs] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Greek makroképhal(os) large-headed (see macro-, -cephalous) + -ic

macrocephaly, noun
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macrocephaly or macrocephalia (ˌmækrəʊˈsɛfəlɪ, ˌmækrəʊsɪˈfeɪlɪə)
 
n
the condition of having an abnormally large head or skull
 
macrocephalia or macrocephalia
 
n
 
macrocephalic or macrocephalia
 
adj
 
macro'cephalous or macrocephalia
 
adj

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macrocephaly mac·ro·ceph·a·ly (māk'rō-sěf'ə-lē) or mac·ro·ce·pha·li·a (-sə-fā'lē-ə, -fāl'yə)
n.
Abnormal largeness of the head. Also called megacephaly, megalocephaly.


mac'ro·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) or mac'ro·ceph'a·lous adj.
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