Skip to Content

hemicephalia

Pronunciation: hem'e-se-fa'le-a

Definition: Congenital failure of the cerebrum to develop normally; usually the cerebellum and basal ganglia are represented at least in rudimentary form.

Synonym(s): partial anencephaly

[hemi- + G. kephale, head]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide