hydrocephaly hydrocephaly

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological

Usage(s):

  • The Aleutian skull appeared perfectly normal, with no evidence of giantism which would have thickened it, or of hydrocephaly ("water on the brain") which would have deformed it.
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