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microcephaly

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noun mi·cro·ceph·a·ly \-ˈse-fə-lē\

Definition of microcephaly

  1. :  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


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microcephaly

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noun mi·cro·ceph·a·ly \-ˈsef-ə-lē\

Medical Definition of microcephaly

plural mi·cro·ceph·a·lies

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




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