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hydrocephalus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrocephalus  \Hy`dro*ceph"a*lus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ? 
  hydrocephalus;  "y`dwr  water  +  ?  head.]  (Med.) 
  An  accumulation  of  liquid  within  the  cavity  of  the  cranium, 
  especially  within  the  ventricles  of  the  brain;  dropsy  of  the 
  brain.  It  is  due  usually  to  tubercular  meningitis.  When  it 
  occurs  in  infancy,  it  often  enlarges  the  head  enormously. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydrocephalus 
  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  [syn:  {hydrocephaly}] 




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