anencephaly

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

Definition of anencephaly

plural

anencephalies

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

anencephalic

play \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of anencephaly

2a- + encephal- + 2-y


First Known Use: 1831


Medical Dictionary

anencephaly

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noun an·en·ceph·a·ly \ˌan-(ˌ)en-ˈsef-ə-lē\

Medical Definition of anencephaly

plural

anencephalies

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


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