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brachycephalic

 [brak″e-sĕ-fal´ik]
having a short wide head.
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brach·y·ce·phal·ic

(brak'ē-se-fal'ik),
Relating to or characterized by brachycephaly.
Synonym(s): brachycephalous
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brachycephalic

(brăk′ĭ-sə-făl′ĭk) also

brachycephalous

(-sĕf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Having a short, broad head with a cephalic index over 80.

brach′y·ceph′a·ly (-sĕf′ə-lē), brach′y·ceph′a·lism n.
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brachycephalic

adjective Referring to a skull which is wider than it is long, usually due to premature closure of the coronal sutures of the cranial vault; it also occurs in young children who lie primarily on their backs without regularly moving position in the crib.
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brachycephalic

Having a short, wide, almost spherical head.
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brachycephalic

(of humans) having a short broad head, a characteristic common amongst the Mongolian people, where the breadth of the head is at least equivalent to the length. See CEPHALIC INDEX.
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