Definition of Microcephalus

1. Noun. An abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain.

Exact synonyms: Microcephaly, Nanocephaly
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality
Derivative terms: Microcephalic, Microcephalous, Nanocephalic



Definition of Microcephalus

1. Noun. An abnormally small head ¹

2. Noun. A person suffering from microcephaly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microcephalus

microcell
microcells
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microcephalics
microcephalies
microcephalin
microcephalins
microcephalism
microcephalous
microcephalus (current term)
microcephaly
microchannel
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microchapters
microcharcoal
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microcheilia
microcheiria
microchemical
microchemist
microchemistry
microchemists

Literary usage of Microcephalus

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1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1868)
"... microcephalus, Bleek. Prodr. Cypr. p. 156; or Atl. Ichthyol. Cypr. p. 60, tab. 8. fig. 2, is founded on a single example, Tl"™ long, which appears to be ..."

2. Surgical diseases of children: A Modern Treatise on Pediatric Surgery by Samuel Walter Kelley (1914)
"microcephalus microcephalus is a premature arrest of development of the brain and skull, usually accompanied by idiocy and cerebral paralysis in varying ..."

3. Mentally Deficient Children: Their Treatment and Training by George Edward Shuttleworth (1910)
"We have now traced the prominent pathological conditions of the several typical varieties of CONGENITAL MENTAL DEFICIENCY, viz. : 1. microcephalus. 2. ..."

4. A Treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1886)
"microcephalus—Atrophy of Brain. An abnormally small brain has usually been attributed to premature closure of the sutures and ..."

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