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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Synonym(s): acrocephalia, acrocephaly, hypsicephaly, hypsocephaly, oxycephalia, steeple skull, tower skull, turricephaly
[G. oxys, pointed, + kephalē, head]
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