hydrocephalic

adjective
hy·​dro·​ce·​phal·​ic | \ ˌhī-drō-sə-ˈfa-lik How to pronounce hydrocephalic (audio) \

Definition of hydrocephalic

: relating to, characterized by, or affected with hydrocephalus

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Other Words from hydrocephalic

hydrocephalic noun

Examples of hydrocephalic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That pain begins in pre-memory, when, 5 months old and hydrocephalic, Alexie needs surgery to relieve the excess cerebral spinal fluid pressing on his brain, and from that moment on, the hits keep coming. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, 30 July 2017

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First Known Use of hydrocephalic

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocephalic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocephalic. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for hydrocephalic

hydrocephalic

adjective
hy·​dro·​ce·​phal·​ic | \ ˌhī-drō-sə-ˈfal-ik, British also -kə-ˈfal- \

Medical Definition of hydrocephalic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to, characterized by, or affected with hydrocephalus

hydrocephalic

noun

Medical Definition of hydrocephalic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with hydrocephalus

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