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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.


(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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1,5 In the patients with JS, some studies determined that the respective frequency of anomalies as tongue protusion, tongue tumours, polydactyly, kidney anomalies, megalocephaly, microcephaly, ocular coloboma, retinal dystrophy, esophageal reflux, pectus excavatum, hepatic anomalies, hydrocephaly, bradycardia, cardiac failure, cerebral palsy, asthma, webbed feet and cleft lip.
Abnormal chromatin structures and DNA strand breaks are correlated with severe forms of morphologically abnormal profiles, such as the combined presence of megalocephaly and multiple tails with disomy (72) or the incidence of globozoospermia accompanied by increased aneuploidy rates (30).
These may include mental retardation, loss of previously acquired motor skills, feeding difficulties, abnormal muscle tone (floppiness or stiffness), poor head control, and megalocephaly (an abnormally enlarged head).