cynocephaly

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cy·no·ceph·a·ly

(sī'nō-sef'ă-lē),
Craniostenosis in which the cranium slopes back from the orbits, producing a resemblance to the head of a dog.
[G. kyōn, dog, + kephalē, head]

cy·no·ceph·a·ly

(sī'nō-sef'ă-lē)
Craniostenosis in which the skull slopes back from the orbits, producing a resemblance to the head of a dog.
[G. kyōn, dog, + kephalē, head]
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