from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Congenital absence of most of the brain and spinal cord.
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- n. A lethal birth defect in which most of the brain and parts of the skull are missing; absence of the encephalon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as anencephalia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres
He was born with a birth defect called anencephaly.
Something known as anencephaly is something where the brain just simply never develops.
When you have organ failure or lack of organ development that is so catastrophic that the child could not be born and live a normal life or live at all, something known as anencephaly, is something where the brain just simply never develops.
Many are paralyzed or permanently impaired by spina bifida; some, with a condition called anencephaly literally, “no brain”, survive in a vegetative state.
It's called anencephaly; it may be the result of B-vitamin deficiency.
In particular, women with a diet closely matched to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid were half as likely to have a baby missing part of its brain and skull -- a birth defect called anencephaly -- than women whose diet was farthest from those guidelines.
During a sonogram 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Shawna Leighty and her husband, Brad, learned their unborn son had a neural tube defect known as anencephaly, which results in minimal
However, conditions such as anencephaly, where most of the “intelligent brain” has not developed, or other birth defects may have a prognosis that precludes interactivity or long-term survival.
He quoted a word I had never heard before "anencephaly" he then went on to tell us our child would not live past birth and we would need to speak with a genetics counselor.
If you are a scared parent who has just returned from a doctor's visit that brought bad news about your unborn child and log onto your computer and search for "anencephaly," she wants you to have alternatives.