Definition of Anencephaly

1. Noun. A defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres.




Definition of Anencephaly

1. Noun. A lethal birth defect in which most of the brain and parts of the skull are missing; absence of the encephalon. ¹

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Definition of Anencephaly

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Medical Definition of Anencephaly

1. A congenital absence of the brain and cranial vault, with the cerebral hemispheres completely missing or greatly reduced in size. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anencephaly

anemophyte
anemophytes
anemorphilous
anemorumbometer
anemorumbometers
anemoscope
anemoscopes
anemoscopy
anemoses
anemosis
anemotrophy
anencephalia
anencephalic
anencephalies
anencephalous
anencephaly (current term)
anend
anenst
anent
anenterous
anenzymia
aneolithic
anephric
anepia
anepigraphic
anepiploic
anergasia
anergastic
anergia
anergias

Literary usage of Anencephaly

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1. Manual of antenatal pathology and hygiene by John William Ballantyne (1904)
"anencephaly (Acrania). The nomenclature is somewhat complicated, for many more ... 46, anencephaly may be defined as that teratological state of the head in ..."

2. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1835)
"The study of hydrocéphalie anencephaly exhibits the point to which the foetal organization can support the loss of an important vital organ. ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1908)
"Among the embryos with changes in the brain that indicate the beginning of anencephaly there are many varieties of deformed brains that are exposed more or ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"T\vo cases of anencephaly in fetuses four and five months old which show that the condition may occur by adhesion of the superficial tissues of the cranium ..."

5. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1896)
"anencephaly is reported by several writers, including Verdelet, J»w Appert, ... Ballantyne ,^ observed anencephaly together with retroflexion of the spine. ..."

6. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1883)
"By JF KNOTT, FRCS CASES of the form of monstrosity known as anencephaly have ... anencephaly, if we consider man alone, commences not at the date of the ..."

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