cyclocephaly


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cyclocephaly: cyclopia, Cyclopic, holoprosencephaly, synophthalmia

cy·clen·ceph·a·ly

, cyclencephalia (sī'klen-sef'ă-lē, -se-fā'lē-ă),
Condition in a malformed fetus characterized by poor development and a varying degree of fusion of the two cerebral hemispheres.
[cyclo- + G. enkephalos, brain]

cyclocephaly

See cyclopia.
The presence of a single, large centrally located eye—which may be a non-functional, if present, proboscis—and a single upper front incisor. It is caused by a failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities, possibly related to a defect in cholesterol transport

cy·clen·ceph·a·ly

, cyclencephalia (sī-klen-sef'ă-lē, -se-fā'lē-ă)
Condition in a malformed fetus characterized by poor development and a varying degree of fusion of the two cerebral hemispheres.
Synonym(s): cyclocephaly, cyclocephalia.
[cyclo- + G. enkephalos, brain]
Mentioned in ?