macrencephaly


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mac·ren·ceph·a·ly

, macrencephalia (mak'ren-sef'ă-lē, -sĕ-fā'lē-ă),
Hypertrophy of the brain; the condition of having a large brain.
[macro- + G. enkephalos, brain]

macrencephaly

/mac·ren·ceph·a·ly/ (mak″ren-sef´ah-le) hypertrophy of the brain.

macrencephaly

[mak′rənsef′əlē]
Etymology: Gk, makros, large, enkephalos, brain
a congenital anomaly characterized by abnormal largeness of the brain. See also macrocephaly. macrencephalic, adj.

megalencephaly

A rare condition defined as a brain that weighs significantly more than the average for an infant’s age and sex, which is invariably accompanied by macrocephaly with an enlarged cranial vault due to separation of the cranial sutures.

mac·ren·ceph·a·ly

, macrencephalia (mak'ren-sef'ă-lē, -sĕ-fā'lē-ă)
Hypertrophy of the brain; the condition of having a large brain.
[macro- + G. enkephalos, brain]