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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]

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