leptocephalous


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lep·to·ceph·a·lous

(lep'tō-sef'ă-lŭs),
Having an abnormally tall, narrow cranium.
[lepto- + G. kephalē, head]
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leptocephalic

adjective
(1) Having or referring to an elongated narrow cranium;
(2) Having or referring to an abnormally small skull (rarely used and etymologically incorrect); e.g., microcephalic.
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lep·to·ceph·a·lous

(lep'tō-sef'ă-lŭs)
Having an abnormally tall, narrow cranium.
[lepto- + G. kephalē, head]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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For example, the transparency of leptocephalous larvae may be due to body flattening, ordered packing within the gelatinous core, a very thin muscle layer, and possibly modifications within the cellular tissue itself.
Towards an explanation of the developmental strategy in leptocephalous larvae of marine teleost fishes.