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n. pl. meg·a·lo·ceph·a·lies

meg′a·lo·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk), meg′a·lo·ceph′a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs) adj.
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(Pathology) another word for megacephaly
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Noun1.megalocephaly - an abnormally large headmegalocephaly - 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
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One sister was megalocephalic but none had any of the above mentioned defects.
But Zola, poaching once again on Monet's private life, informed his readers that there was also a darker side to their existence: "Christine had lived in sin [with Lantier] for a long time before she was married." Though Jean Monet, born out of wedlock in 1867, was perfectly healthy, Zola emphasizes the Lantiers' child Jacques's illegitimacy by making him both megalocephalic and subnormal.