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microcephaly

noun mi·cro·ceph·a·ly \-ˈse-fə-lē\

Definition of MICROCEPHALY

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

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

microcephaly

noun mi·cro·ceph·a·ly \-ˈsef-ə-lē\
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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