What is another word for microcephalous?

Pronunciation: [mˌa͡ɪkɹə͡ʊsˈɛfələs] (IPA)

Microcephalous is a medical term that refers to a condition where a person's head is smaller than average. Some synonyms for microcephalous include "small-headed," "small-brained," "craniofacial dystrophy," "hypoplastic head syndrome," and "cephalic hypoplasia." These terms describe a range of conditions that can cause microcephaly, including genetic disorders, developmental delays, infections, and exposure to harmful substances during pregnancy. While microcephaly can affect a person's cognitive abilities and development, not all cases are severe. It's important to seek medical attention if you suspect your child or loved one has microcephaly to ensure they receive proper treatment and support.

Synonyms for Microcephalous:

What are the hypernyms for Microcephalous?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    abnormally small-headedness, diminutive-headedness, small-headedness.

Usage examples for Microcephalous

And is there never a limit to the sheepish submission of a people who at this very moment are suffering themselves to be slaughtered like mere cattle in attacks directed with imbecile fury by a microcephalous youth, equally devoid of intelligence and soul?
Pierre Loti
Probably no ill-fated, microcephalous son of Adam ever tumbled into a mistake quite so huge, so infantile, as did Dives, if he imagined himself rich while Lazarus sat pauper at the gate.
"Prince Zaleski"
M.P. Shiel
There are some misguided folk who think of a priest as a feeble, microcephalous body with a black coat, a shovel hat, and a superb ignorance of the ways of the world.
"Seeds of Pine"
Janey Canuck

Word of the Day

Parrots diseases sign
Parrots diseases sign is a term used to describe symptoms that indicate illness in pet parrots. However, there are many antonyms for this word that can be used to describe the oppo...