congenital absence of part or all of the brain.
Her own child was anencephalic and acranial, with entire absence of vault of skull.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6) Havelock Ellis
born with no or only a partial brain
“having no brain” (biology), 1839, from Greek anenkephalos, from privative prefix an- (see an- (1)) + enkephalos “brain” (see encephalitis) + -ic.
anencephaly an·en·ceph·a·ly (ān’ən-sěf’ə-lē)
Congenital absence of most of the brain and spinal cord.
an’en·ce·phal’ic (-sə-fāl’ĭk) or an’en·ceph’a·lous (-sěf’ə-ləs) adj.
anencephaly an·en·ceph·a·ly (an’en-sef’ā- lē)
markedly defective development of the brain, together with absence of the bones of the cranial vault and the cerebral and cerebellar hemispheres, and with only a rudimentary brain stem and some traces of basal ganglia present
congenital absence of part or all of the brain. Historical Examples It has been observed likewise in anencephalous monsters (Brissot, idem). A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various In a former article I alluded to encephalous and anencephalous cases, where there were either no heads or heads without brains. Curiosities of […]
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(of a coin, artifact, etc.) without a legend or inscription.