[mak-roh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmæk roʊ səˈfæl ɪk/

Cephalometry. being or having a head with a large cranial capacity.
Craniometry. being or having a skull with a large cranial capacity.
the condition of having an abnormally large head or skull

1851, from Greek makrokephalos; see macro-. Second element is from Greek kephale “head” (see cephalo-). Related: Macrocephalous; macrocephaly.

macrocephaly mac·ro·ceph·a·ly (māk’rō-sěf’ə-lē) or mac·ro·ce·pha·li·a (-sə-fā’lē-ə, -fāl’yə)
Abnormal largeness of the head. Also called megacephaly, megalocephaly.
mac’ro·ce·phal’ic (-sə-fāl’ĭk) or mac’ro·ceph’a·lous adj.


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