anencephaly


an·en·ceph·a·ly

noun \ˌan-(ˌ)en-ˈse-fə-lē\
plural an·en·ceph·a·lies

Definition of ANENCEPHALY

:  congenital absence of all or a major part of the brain
an·en·ce·phal·ic \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin of ANENCEPHALY

2a- + encephal- + 2-y
First Known Use: 1831

an·en·ceph·a·ly

noun \ˌan-(ˌ)en-ˈsef-ə-lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·en·ceph·a·lies

Medical Definition of ANENCEPHALY

: congenital absence of all or a major part of the brain

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