macrencephaly

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macrencephaly

(ˌmækrənˈsɛfəlɪ) or less commonly

macrencephalia

n
(Pathology) the condition of having an abnormally large brain
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Noun1.macrencephaly - an abnormally large braincasemacrencephaly - an abnormally large braincase  
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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Infections during pregnancy can result in spontaneous abortion or characteristic congenital defects, such as chorioretinitis, microencephaly or macroencephaly, and hydrocephalus (18).
6) Various differential diagnoses that were considered included Canavan disease, which is characterised by a combination of macroencephaly, extensive cerebral white matter changes (without frontal preponderance) and basal ganglia abnormalities.
TORONTO - Macroencephaly was not significantly more common in twins with autism spectrum disorders than in their unaffected co-twins, according to data from 202 twin pairs presented at the meeting.