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Microcephaly

Synonym(s)

  • micrencephalon
  • microcephalic
  • microencephaly
  • nanocephaly

Definition(s)

Abnormal smallness of the head, usually associated with mental retardation. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Abnormal smallness of the brain.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Smallness of the head produced by incomplete development of the brain, often associated with below normal mental and cognitive development.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014