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anencephaly (s) (noun), anencephalies (pl)
1. Congenital defective development of the brain that includes the absence of the bones of the cranial vault: The baby was born with anencephaly which was a birth defect in which most of the brain and parts of the skull were missing.
2. A partial or total absence of the brain at birth: Doctor Darrin indicated that there are some babies who had been born with anencephalies at his hospital.
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