microcephaly


mi·cro·ceph·a·ly

noun \-ˈse-fə-lē\

Definition of MICROCEPHALY

:  a condition of abnormal smallness of the head usually associated with mental defects

Origin of MICROCEPHALY

New Latin microcephalia, from microcephalus microcephalic, from micr- + Greek kephalē head — more at cephalic
First Known Use: 1863

mi·cro·ceph·a·ly

noun \-ˈsef-ə-lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mi·cro·ceph·a·lies

Medical Definition of MICROCEPHALY

: a condition of abnormal smallness of the head usually associated with mental retardation

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