Definition of anencephaly in English:

anencephaly

Pronunciation /ˌanɛnˈsɛfəli//ˌanɛnˈkɛfəli/

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A severe congenital condition in which a large part of the skull is absent along with the cerebral hemispheres of the brain.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from an- + Greek enkephalos brain + -y.

Pronunciation

anencephaly

/ˌanɛnˈsɛfəli//ˌanɛnˈkɛfəli/