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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: meg'a-sef'a-le


A condition, either congenital or acquired, in which the head is abnormally large; usually applied to an adult cranium with a capacity of over 1450 mL.

Synonym(s): leontiasis ossea, macrocephaly, macrocephalia, megacephalia, megalocephaly, megalocephalia, Virchow disease

[mega- + G. kephale, head]

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