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  • n. An abnormally small head
  • n. A person suffering from microcephaly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology: A South American genus of caraboid beetles, with about 6 species, having securiform terminal joints of both maxillary and labial palpi
  • n. A genus of nemocerous dipterous insects of the family Chironomidæ.
  • n. A genus of reptiles.
  • n. [lowercase] In pathology: A microcephalic person
  • n. Microcephaly.
  • n. [lowercase] In teratology, a monster with a small, imperfect head or cranium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abnormally small head and underdeveloped brain


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  • Warmer waters bring the Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. and Ringed seal Phoca hispida and Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalus to the area.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • _P. microcephalus, _ the Lemon-dab: scales small, smooth, and imbedded; skin slimy, head and mouth very small, colour yellowish brown with large round darker marks.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • Rivers in the region harbor a unique relict fauna, including the endemic fish Anaecypris hispanica and Barbus microcephalus, both included in IUCN’s Red List of threatened species.

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests


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