Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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 Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

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


Read Also:

  • Anenst

    (def 2).

  • Anent

    in regard to; about; concerning. British. beside; in line with. Historical Examples anent the Irish bull, we may quote an Irishman’s answer when asked to define a bull. Jokes For All Occasions Anonymous Gleason once discovered, anent the club-room, that she had a temper. Marion’s Faith. Charles King Soon, something I had said anent his […]

  • Anepigraphic

    (of a coin, artifact, etc.) without a legend or inscription.

  • Anephric

    anephric anephric a·neph·ric (ā-něf’rĭk, ə-něf’-) adj. Lacking kidneys.

Disclaimer: Anencephalous definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.