oxycephaly


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oxycephaly

 [ok-se-sef´ah-le]
a condition in which the top of the skull is pointed or conical owing to premature closure of the coronal and lambdoid sutures. adj., adj oxycephal´ic.

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]

oxycephaly

(ŏk′sē-sĕf′ə-lē)
n.
A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape because of premature closing of the lambdoid and coronal sutures.

ox′y·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk), ox′y·ceph′a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs) adj.

oxycephaly

(ŏk′sē-sĕf′ə-lē)
n. pl. oxycepha·lies
A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape. Also called acrocephaly.

ox′y·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk), ox′y·ceph′a·lous adj.

craniosynostosis type 1

A condition (OMIM:123100) characterised by premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures, resulting in an abnormal head shape.

Molecular pathology
Defects of TWIST1, which encodes a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor, cause craniosynostosis type 1.

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 cone-shaped cranium.
Synonym(s): acrocephaly, acrocephalia.
[G. oxys, pointed, + kephalē, head]

oxycephaly

A skull abnormality causing the head to assume a conical or peaked appearance. Oxycephaly is due to premature closure of the irregular junctions on the side of the skull between the bones of the vault (the coronal or lambdoidal sutures). Also known as tower head.

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 cone-shaped cranium.
Synonym(s): acrocephaly, acrocephalia.
[G. oxys, pointed, + kephalē, head]