anencephalia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀν- ‎(an-) + ἐγκέφαλος ‎(enképhalos, within the head) + -ia, from ἐν ‎(en, in) + κεφαλή ‎(kephalḗ, head).

Noun[edit]

anencephalia f ‎(genitive anencephaliae); first declension

  1. The state of being without that which is within the head, absence of a brain; anencephaly.
    • 1829, University of Groningen, Annales Academiae groninganae, Commentatio de diverticulus intestinorum, page 69
      praeterea pluries ſimul obſervatum fuit cum anencephalia

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anencephalia anencephaliae
genitive anencephaliae anencephaliārum
dative anencephaliae anencephaliīs
accusative anencephaliam anencephaliās
ablative anencephaliā anencephaliīs
vocative anencephalia anencephaliae

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