megalencephaly

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megalencephaly

 [meg″ah-len-sef´ah-le]
macrencephalia; hypertrophy of the brain.

megalencephaly

(mĕg′əl-ĕn′sĕf′ə-lē) or

megaloencephaly

(mĕg′ə-lō-ĕn-)
n.
Abnormal largeness of the brain.

meg′al·en′ce·phal′ic (-ĕn′sə-făl′ĭk), meg′al·en′ce·phal′ous (-əs) adj.

megalencephaly

[meg′əlensef′əlē]
Etymology: Gk, megas + enkephalos, brain
a condition characterized by pathological parenchymal overgrowth of the brain. In some cases generalized cerebral hyperplasia is associated with mental retardation or a brain disorder, such as epilepsy. Also called macrencephaly. megalencephalic, megalencephalous, 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.

megalencephaly

Neonatology Big-brained

megalencephaly

macrencephalia; hypertrophy of the brain.