Definition of macrocephalic in English:

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macrocephalic

Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)sɪˈfalɪk/
Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)kɛˈfalɪk/
(also macrocephalous /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈsɛf(ə)ləs/ /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈkɛf(ə)ləs/)

adjective

Anatomy
Having an unusually large head.
Example sentences
  • The response, from a macrocephalic black cat with a ribbed-knit body and fake fur ears, is ‘kiss me.’
  • Opposite us sat an unimaginably horrible painting of the Virgin Mary cradling a puppy-eyed macrocephalic Jesus: to our amazement and relief, it sold by nine o'clock.
  • They keep the city of Townsville safe from monsters, demons, unicellular criminal klutzes, zombie magicians, killer mimes, and macrocephalic Pan troglodytes.

Derivatives

macrocephaly

Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈsɛf(ə)li/
Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈkɛf(ə)li/
noun
Example sentences
  • Clinical findings during early childhood may include macrocephaly and frontal bossing (unusually prominent forehead).
  • Measurement of the head circumference is vital to detect associated microcephaly or macrocephaly (caused by hydrocephalus).
  • Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome traditionally has been diagnosed based on clinical findings of macrocephaly (large head), lipomas, hemangiomas, and penile freckling.

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