anencephalic anencephalic  /æ ˌnɛn sə ˈfæ lɪk/


  • (adj) characterized by partial or total absence of a brain


  1. The few medical centers like Loma Linda that handle anencephalic transplants currently follow similar protocols.
  2. It came from Philadelphia's Jefferson Hospital: an anencephalic boy was born there the day after Washkansky's surgery.
  3. The anencephalic third was delivered by caesarean section.
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