microcephaly

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mi·cro·ceph·a·ly

 (mī′krō-sĕf′ə-lē)
n. pl. mi·cro·ceph·a·lies
Abnormal smallness of the head.

mi′cro·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj. & n.
mi′cro·ceph′a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs) adj.

microcephaly

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɛfəlɪ)
n
(Pathology) the condition of having an abnormally small head or cranial capacity. Compare megacephaly
microcephalic adj, n
ˌmicroˈcephalous adj

mi•cro•ceph•a•ly

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɛf ə li)
n.
abnormal smallness of the head or braincase.
[1860–65; < French]
mi`cro•ce•phal′ic (-səˈfæl ɪk) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microcephaly - an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Translations

mi·cro·ceph·a·ly

, microcephalia
n. microcefalia, cabeza anormalmente pequeña de origen congénito.
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Recently, a severe association between Zyka virus and microcephalia, retina lesions, and Guillian-Barre syndrome have been reported.
The craniofacial and extremity abnormalities seen in this syndrome include cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, microcephalia, silver-coloured or sparse hair, micrognathia, ocular hypertelorism, exophthalmia, eyelid coloboma, corneal blurring, cataract, mid-facial capillary haemangioma, ear malformations, low-set ears, maxillary protrusion, malar hypoplasia, hypoplastic mandible, nasal hypoplasia and short neck bilateral symmetrical tetra-phocomelia or hypomelia, brachydactyly/oligodactyly.
Dendropsophus microcephalia, DMIN: Dendropsophus minusculus, DMT: Dendropsophus mathiassoni, EO: Elachistocleis ovalis, EP: Engystomops pustulosus, HC: Hypsiboas crepitans, HP: Hypsiboas pugnax, LF: Leptodactylus fuscus, LFRA: Leptodactylus fragilis, LI: Leptodactylus insularum, LM: Leptodactylus macrosternum, LPET: Leptodactyluspetersii, LSP: Leptodactulys sp.