megalo-, megal-, -megalia, -megaly

(Greek: large, big, very big)

macronychia, megalonychia
1. The abnormal length, or thickness, of the fingernails or toenails.
2. A condition of having unusually large nails.
megalaesthete, megalesthete (s) (noun); megalesthetes, megalaesthetes (pl)
A giant sensory-nerve ending in Mollusca; such as, oysters, snails, squids, and octopi; thought to be photosensitive: Dr. Marshland was conducting comparative studies of the megalaesthetes of both deep sea and tidal pond dwellers.
Megalansaurus
A reptile, not a dinosaur, from the Late Triassic period.
megalencephaly
A condition in which there is an abnormally large, heavy, and usually malfunctioning brain. By definition, the brain weight is greater than average for the age and sex of the infant or child. Head enlargement may be evident at birth or the head may become abnormally large in the early years of life; also called macrencephaly.
megalgia
Very severe pain.
megalith (s) (noun), megaliths (pl)
A structure or arrangement of large stone slabs; especially, those found in northern and western Europe from the Mesolithic period: Stonehenge in Southern England is one example of megaliths.
Huge stones used in construction work of ancient civiliations.
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megalithic
In archaeology, referring to, or relating to, megaliths or large stone structures sometimes forming part of a groiup or a circle; such as, megalithic tombs or monuments, megalithic architectures; which are thought to have been important to people in the distant past for social or religious reasons.
megallantoid
Having a large allantois; an animal so characterized.
Megalneusaurus
A “great-swimming lizard” from Late Jurassic Nouth America (Wyoming). Named by W. C. Knight in 1895.
megalocardia
megalocephaly
megalocheira
megalocheiria, megalochiria
Abnormally large hands.
megalocheirous, megalochirous
Having large hands or large tentacles.
megalodactylia
Condition characterized by the enlargement of one or more digits (fingers or toes).

Related "big, large, great" words: grand-; macro-; magni-; major-; maxi-; mega-.