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n. pl. an·en·ceph·a·lies
Congenital absence of most of the brain and spinal cord.
an′en·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.
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an•en•ceph•a•ly(ˌæn ɛnˈsɛf ə li)
the absence at birth of a portion of the skull and brain.
an`en•ce•phal′ic (-səˈfæl ɪk) adj.
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the congenital absence of the brain and spinal cord in a devel-oping fetus.See also: Heredity
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A condition in which a child is born with an incomplete brain. There is no mental life as we know it. Usually, death occurs soon after birth or the child is stillborn.
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|Noun||1.||anencephaly - a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres|
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