hypsicephaly


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ox·y·ceph·a·ly

(ok'sē-sef'ă-lē),
A type of craniosynostosis in which there is premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures, resulting in an abnormally high, peaked, or conical cranium.
[G. oxys, pointed, + kephalē, head]

hypsicephaly

hypsicephaly

(hĭp-sē-sĕf′ă-lē)
The condition of having a skull with a cranial index greater than 75.1 degrees.