nanocephaly
SYN: microcephaly. [nano- + G. kephale, head]

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nano·ceph·a·ly (nan″o-sefґə-le) microcephaly. nanocephalous adj

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  • nanocephaly — noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain • Syn: ↑microcephaly, ↑microcephalus • Derivationally related forms: ↑nanocephalic, ↑microcephalic (for: ↑microcephaly), ↑microcephal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Microcephaly — An abnormally small head due to failure of brain growth. In precise terms, microcephaly is a head circumference that is more than 2 standard deviations below the normal mean for age, sex, race, and gestation. (Some authorities define microcephaly …   Medical dictionary

  • microcephalic — adjective having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain a nanocephalic dwarf • Syn: ↑microcephalous, ↑nanocephalic • Pertains to noun: ↑nanocephaly (for: ↑nanocephalic), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • microcephalous — adjective having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain a nanocephalic dwarf • Syn: ↑microcephalic, ↑nanocephalic • Pertains to noun: ↑nanocephaly (for: ↑nanocephalic), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • microcephalus — noun an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain • Syn: ↑microcephaly, ↑nanocephaly • Derivationally related forms: ↑nanocephalic (for: ↑nanocephaly), ↑microcephalic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • nanocephalic — adjective having an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain a nanocephalic dwarf • Syn: ↑microcephalic, ↑microcephalous • Pertains to noun: ↑nanocephaly, ↑microcephaly (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • abnormalcy — noun an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies • Syn: ↑abnormality • Ant: ↑normality (for: ↑abnormality) • Derivationally related forms: ↑abnormal ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • nan- — combining form or nano Etymology: French, from Latin nanus dwarf, from Greek nanos, nannos; probably akin to Greek nanna, nenna female relative, aunt more at nun : dwarf …   Useful english dictionary

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