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hydrocephalus

noun hy·dro·ceph·a·lus \-ˈsef-ə-ləs, British also -ˈkef-\
plural hy·dro·ceph·a·li \-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of HYDROCEPHALUS

:  an abnormal increase in the amount of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranial cavity that is accompanied by expansion of the cerebral ventricles, enlargement of the skull and especially the forehead, and atrophy of the brain

Illustration of HYDROCEPHALUS

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