brachycephaly


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brachycephaly

 [brak″e-sef´ah-le]
the state of being brachycephalic.

brach·y·ceph·a·ly

(brak'ē-sef'ă-lē),
Disproportionate shortness of head, the cranium having a cephalic index over 80; among the brachycephalic races are Native Americans, Malays, and Burmese.
[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]

brachycephaly

[-sef′əlē]
Etymology: Gk, brachys, short, kephale, head
a congenital malformation of the skull in which premature closure of the coronal suture results in excessive lateral growth of the head, giving it a short, broad appearance. Also called brachycephalia [-səfā′lē·ə] brachycephalism [-sef′əlizəm] . See also craniostenosis. brachycephalic [-səfal′ik] brachycephalous [-sef′ələs] adj.

brachycephaly

A disproportionately short and broad head.

brachycephaly

Brachycephalia, brachycephalism A disproportionately short head

brach·y·ceph·a·ly

(brak'ē-sef'ă-lē)
Shortness or broadness of the head.
[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]

brach·y·ceph·a·ly

(brak'ē-sef'ă-lē)
Disproportionate shortness of head, the cranium having a cephalic index over 80; among the brachycephalic races are Native Americans, Malays, and Burmese.
[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]

brachycephaly

the state of being brachycephalic.
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