Macrocephaly

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Medical Definition of Macrocephaly

Macrocephaly: An abnormally large head. The opposite of macrocephaly is microcephaly. Macrocephaly can be a normal variant or be a sign of pressure within the growing head during childhood, such as from hydrocephalus.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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