microcephalic

microcephalic

[mahy-kroh-suh-fal-ik]
adjective Cephalometry, Pathology.
having a head with a small braincase.
Also, microcephalous [mahy-kroh-sef-uh-luhs] .


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin microcephalicus. See micro-, cephalic

microcephaly, noun
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microcephaly (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɛfəlɪ)
 
n
Compare megacephaly the condition of having an abnormally small head or cranial capacity
 
microcephalic
 
adj, —n
 
micro'cephalous
 
adj

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microcephalic
1856, from Fr. microcéphalique, from Mod.L. microcephalus, from Gk. mikros "small" (see mica) + kephale "head."
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