anencephaly

noun an·en·ceph·a·ly \ ˌan-(ˌ)en-ˈse-fə-lē \
Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of anencephaly

plural anencephalies
: congenital absence of all or a major part of the brain

anencephalic

play \-ˌen(t)-sə-ˈfa-lik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of anencephaly

2a- + encephal- + 2-y


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anencephaly

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

medical Definition of anencephaly

plural anencephalies
: congenital absence of all or a major part of the brain

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