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hydrocephalus

hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

hydrocephalus

pronunciation:
haI dro se f ls
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part of speech: noun
definition: a condition, esp. in children, in which an abnormal amount of serum accumulates in the brain's ventricles, causing the skull to enlarge and the brain to compress.
derivations: hydrocephalic (adj.), hydrocephalous (adj.), hydrocephaly (n.)