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n. pl. meg·a·ceph·a·lies

meg′a·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk), meg′a·ceph′a·lous (-sĕf′ə-lĕs) adj.


(ˌmɛɡəˈsɛfəlɪ) or


(Pathology) the condition of having an unusually large head or cranial capacity. It can be of congenital origin or result from an abnormal overgrowth of the facial bones. Compare microcephaly
megacephalic, ˌmegaˈcephalous, ˌmegaloceˈphalic, ˌmegaloˈcephalous adj
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Noun1.megacephaly - an abnormally large headmegacephaly - an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies