microcephalus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

microcephalus (uncountable)

  1. An abnormally small head
  2. A person suffering from microcephaly

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin; from Ancient Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

microcephalus m (feminine microcephala, neuter microcephalum); first/second declension

  1. having very small head

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative microcephalus microcephala microcephalum microcephalī microcephalae microcephala
genitive microcephalī microcephalae microcephalī microcephalōrum microcephalārum microcephalōrum
dative microcephalō microcephalō microcephalīs
accusative microcephalum microcephalam microcephalum microcephalōs microcephalās microcephala
ablative microcephalō microcephalā microcephalō microcephalīs
vocative microcephale microcephala microcephalum microcephalī microcephalae microcephala

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used almost exclusively as a taxonomic epithet.