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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative anencephalia anencephaliae
Genitive anencephaliae anencephaliārum
Dative anencephaliae anencephaliīs
Accusative anencephaliam anencephaliās
Ablative anencephaliā anencephaliīs
Vocative anencephalia anencephaliae

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: anencephaly