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having a short wide head.
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Relating to or characterized by brachycephaly.
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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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brachycephalicadjective 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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brachycephalicHaving 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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005