acrocephalic


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ox·y·ce·phal·ic

, oxycephalous (ok'sē-se-fal'ik, -sef'ă-lŭs),
Relating to or characterized by oxycephaly.

ox·y·ce·phal·ic

, oxycephalous (ok'sē-se-fal'ik, -sef'ă-lŭs)
Relating to or characterized by oxycephaly.
Synonym(s): acrocephalic, acrocephalous.

acrocephaly

, acrocephalia (ak?ro-sef'a-le) (ak?ro-se-fal'ya) [acro- + Gr. kephale, head]
The condition of having a malformed cranial vault with a high or peaked appearance and a vertical index above 77. It is caused by premature closure of the coronal, sagittal, and lambdoidal sutures. This defect may be seen in Apert syndrome.
Synonym: acrocephalia; acrocephalic (-se-faliik), adjective

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