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Synonyms for anencephalia

a defect in brain development resulting in small or missing brain hemispheres

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(A good rate would be fewer than ten, as in Japan.) There are also high numbers of stillbirths, aborted fetuses, and birth defects such as Down's syndrome, anencephalia (no brain), spina bifida (absence of one or more vertebral arches), hydrocephalus (enlarged head with excessive amount of fluid), osteochondropathy (bone disease), and mutations such as clubfeet, cleft palate, and four or six fingers or toes.