Meaning of microcephalic in English:

microcephalic

adjective & noun

Medicine

See microcephaly

‘Affected children are microcephalic, have intractable seizures, and their neurological development is severely impaired.’
  • ‘Specifically, the head circumference of a microcephalic infant, measured by encircling the forehead and the occiput, or back of the skull, is three standard deviations or more below normal.’
  • ‘The scaling of brain to body isn't at all what we'd expect to find in pygmies, and the shape is all wrong to be a microcephalic.’
  • ‘Whether the tiny people of Flores were indeed microcephalic modern types, or whether they represent a pygmy version of so-called Homo erectus, the point is really the same.’
  • ‘But Falk and colleagues only compare the Flores fossil to one poorly matched microcephalic skull of a modern human.’

Pronunciation

microcephalic

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)sɪˈfalɪk/ /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)kɪˈfalɪk/