-cephaly

-cephaly
[Gr. kephalē head] a word termination denoting an abnormal condition of the head, the specific condition being indicated by the stem to which the ending is attached.

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  • -cephaly — a combining form of nouns that correspond to adjectives ending in cephalic or cephalous: dolichocephaly. * * * …   Universalium

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  • plagiocephaly — noun congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique • Hypernyms: ↑deformity, ↑malformation, ↑misshapenness, ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scaphocephaly — noun congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation • Hypernyms: ↑deformity, ↑malformation, ↑misshapenness, ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cynocephaly — A cynocephalus. From the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493). Doghead redirects here. For other meanings, see Doghead (disambiguation). The condition of cynocephaly, having the head of a dog or of a jackal is a widely attested mythical phenomenon existing …   Wikipedia

  • macrocephaly — [mak΄rō sef′ə lē] n. 〚 MACRO + CEPHALY〛 a condition in which the head or cranial capacity is abnormally large: opposed to MICROCEPHALY macrocephalous adj. macrocephalic [mak΄rəsə fal′ik] * * * …   Universalium

  • microcephaly — [mī΄krō sef′ə lē] n. 〚 MICRO + CEPHALY〛 a condition in which the head or cranial capacity is abnormally small: opposed to MACROCEPHALY microcephalous adj. microcephalic [mī΄krəsə fal′ik] * * * mi·cro·cep …   Universalium

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