Definition of Macrocephalic

1. Adjective. Having an exceptionally large head and brain.

Exact synonyms: Macrocephalous
Partainyms: Macrocephaly, Macrocephaly
Derivative terms: Macrocephaly



Definition of Macrocephalic

1. Adjective. having an abnormally large head ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Macrocephalic

1. Macrocephalous Synonym: megacephalic. Origin: macro-+ G. Kephale, head (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macrocephalic

macrobiotic
macrobiotic diet
macrobiotically
macrobiotics
macroblast
macroblepharon
macroblock
macroblocks
macrobrachia
macroburst
macrobursts
macrocardia
macrocell
macrocells
macrocellular
macrocephalic (current term)
macrocephalous
macrocephalus
macrocephaly
macrochaeta
macrochaetae
macrochannel
macrocheilias
macrocheiria
macrochemistry
macrochires
macrochylomicron
macroclimate

Literary usage of Macrocephalic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1895)
"The second most macrocephalic skull is of a Kabuli (1702). Eight skulls range from 1410 cc to 1485 cc Five skulls have capacities between 1235 and 1275. ..."

2. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"Microcephalic crania from 1150 cu. cm. downward To-day, however, the terms macrocephalic and microcephalic have come to be reserved for pathological cases. ..."

3. The Recent Origin of Man: As Illustrated by Geology and the Modern Science by James Cocke Southall (1875)
"Dr. Fitzinger has investigated the whole subject, and shows in a memoir in the Imperial Academy of Vienna that the skulls are unquestionably macrocephalic, ..."

4. A Treatise on Mental Diseases by Henry Johns Berkley (1900)
"Microcephalic type of idiocy with local myxoedema 501 42. A high-grade idiot of the moderate microcephalic class .... 503 43. An idiot of the macrocephalic ..."

5. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1861)
"In illustration of the origin of the Crimean macrocephalic crania, M. Rathke draws attention to the notices of the ancient tribes who derived their name ..."

6. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1861)
"... specially requested him to note for me—should opportunity offer—the characteristics of an ancient macrocephalic skull preserved there. ..."

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