plagiocephaly

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plagiocephaly

 [pla″je-o-sef´ah-le]
distortion of the shape of the skull resulting from premature closure of the cranial sutures. adj., adj plagiocephal´ic.

pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly

(plā'jē-ō-sef'ă-lē),
An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.
[G. plagios, oblique, + kephalē, head]

plagiocephaly

(plā′jē-ō-sĕf′ə-lē)
n.
An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.

pla′gi·o·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) adj.

pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly

(plā'jē-ō-sef'ă-lē)
An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.
Synonym(s): asynclitism of the skull.
[G. plagios, oblique, + kephalē, head]

plagiocephaly

A skull deformity in which the major dimension is on a diagonal because of premature closure of the SUTURES on one side.

pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly

(plā'jē-ō-sef'ă-lē)
An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.
Synonym(s): asynclitism of the skull.
[G. plagios, oblique, + kephalē, head]