hydrencephalus

Rarely used term for internal hydrocephalus. [hydr- + G. enkephalos, brain]

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hy·dren·ceph·a·lus -'sef-ə-ləs n, pl -li -.lī HYDROCEPHALUS

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hy·dren·ceph·a·lus (hi″drən-sefґə-ləs) hydrocephalus.

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