From Embryology
An image of a stillborn baby due to an undeveloped brain and incomplete skull

Anencephaly is a condition referred to as "without a brain" because parts of the brain and skull are not properly developed. The nervous tissue undergoes degeneration so the brain remains as a spongy vascular mass[1] It is now called Meroanencephaly because some functioning neural tissue is present.

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  1. Gole RA, Meshram PM & Hattangdi SS. (2014). Anencephaly and its associated malformations. J Clin Diagn Res , 8, AC07-9. PMID: 25386414 DOI.