Microcephalic



[mahy-kroh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ səˈfæl ɪk/

adjective, Cephalometry, Pathology.
1.
having a head with a small braincase.
adj.

“small-headed,” 1845, from French microcéphalique, from Modern Latin microcephalus, from Greek mikros “small” (see mica) + kephale “head” (see cephalo-). Related: Microcephalism; microcephalous (1840); microcephaly (n.).

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