bighead

bighead
bigheaded, adj.bigheadedness, n.
/big"hed", -hed'/, n.
1. Informal. an excessive estimate of one's importance; conceit.
2. Vet. Pathol.
a. an inflammatory swelling of the tissues of the head of sheep, caused by the anaerobic bacillus Clostridium novyi.
b. enlargement of the head and jawbones of horses resulting from nutritional hyperthyroidism.
[1795-1805, Amer.; BIG1 + HEAD]

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