Definition of macrocephaly in English:

macrocephaly

Pronunciation /ˌmakrōˈsefəlē/ /ˌmækroʊˈsɛfəli/

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noun

Anatomy

See macrocephalic

‘Clinical findings during early childhood may include macrocephaly and frontal bossing (unusually prominent forehead).’
  • ‘Measurement of the head circumference is vital to detect associated microcephaly or macrocephaly (caused by hydrocephalus).’
  • ‘Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome traditionally has been diagnosed based on clinical findings of macrocephaly (large head), lipomas, hemangiomas, and penile freckling.’
  • ‘ACH is characterized by disproportionate short stature, where the limbs are shorter than the trunk, and macrocephaly (excessive head size).’
  • ‘‘It was known that humans who have inherited deletions or mutations of the PTEN gene often showed macrocephaly, or abnormally large brains,’ says Wu.’