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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mi'kro-sef'a-le

Definition: Abnormal smallness of the head; applied to a cranium with a capacity less than 1350 mL. Usually associated with mental retardation.

Synonym(s): microcephalia, microcephalism, nanocephalia, nanocephaly

[micro- + G. kephale, head]

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