craniostenosis


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craniostenosis

 [kra″ne-o-stĕ-no´sis]
deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the cranial sutures.

cra·ni·o·ste·no·sis

(krā'nē-ō-sten-ō'sis),
Premature closure of cranial sutures resulting in malformation of the cranium.
[cranio- + G. stenōsis, a narrowing]

craniostenosis

(krā′nē-ō-stə-nō′sĭs)
n.
Premature closure of the cranial sutures, resulting in malformation of the skull.

cra·ni·o·ste·no·sis

(krā'nē-ō-stĕ-nō'sis)
Premature closure of cranial sutures resulting in malformation of the cranium.
[cranio- + G. stenōsis, a narrowing]

craniostenosis

Premature closure of the FONTANELLES and fusion of the cranial sutures so that the skull remains small and underdeveloped.