microcephalic

adjective
mi·cro·ce·phal·ic | \-sə-ˈfa-lik \

Definition of microcephalic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having a small head specifically : having an abnormally small head

microcephalic

noun

Definition of microcephalic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that is microcephalic

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And then in 2015 an outbreak in Brazil was linked to an increase in microcephalic infants. Lawrence Specker, AL.com, "Zika in 2017: Virus threat has been quiet, but it hasn't gone away," 18 July 2017 Zika infections carried by travelers have been brought back to Minnesota, New York, Hawaii (where a microcephalic baby was born), and other states in the U.S. National Geographic, "Why Zika Is This Year’s Scary Virus," 28 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of microcephalic

Adjective

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

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microcephalic

adjective
mi·cro·ce·phal·ic | \ˌmī-krō-sə-ˈfal-ik \

Medical Definition of microcephalic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having a small head specifically : having an abnormally small head

microcephalic

noun

Medical Definition of microcephalic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual with an abnormally small head

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