hemicephalia

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hemicephalia

 [hem″e-sĕ-fa´le-ah]
congenital absence of the cerebrum.

hem·i·ce·pha·li·a

(hem'ē-se-fā'lē-ă),
Congenital failure of the cerebrum to develop normally; usually the cerebellum and basal ganglia are represented at least in rudimentary form.
Synonym(s): partial anencephaly
[hemi- + G. kephalē, head]

hemicephalia

[-sefā′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, hemi + kephale, head
a congenital anomaly characterized by the absence of half of the cerebrum, caused by severe arrest of brain development in the fetus. The cerebellum and basal ganglia may be present in rudimentary form.

hem·i·ce·pha·li·a

(hem'ē-sĕ-fā'lē-ă)
Congenital failure of the cerebrum to develop normally; usually the cerebellum and basal ganglia are represented at least in rudimentary form.
[hemi- + G. kephalē, head]

hemicephalia

congenital absence of the cerebrum.
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