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brachycephalic

[brak-ee-suh-fal-ik] /ˌbræk i səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective, Cephalometry
1.
short-headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0–85.4.
Also, brachycephalous
[brak-ee-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; brachy- + -cephalic
Related forms
brachycephaly
[brak-ee-sef-uh-lee] /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə li/ (Show IPA),
brachycephalism, noun
hyperbrachycephalic, adjective
hyperbrachycephaly, noun
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  • Never ship a brachycephalic dog in cargo because snub-nosed pets are more susceptible to oxygen-deprivation.
  • Dolichocephalic people were replaced by brachycephalic ones.
British Dictionary definitions for brachycephalic

brachycephalic

/ˌbrækɪsɪˈfælɪk/
adjective
1.
having a head nearly as broad from side to side as from front to back, esp one with a cephalic index over 80
noun
2.
an individual with such a head
Derived Forms
brachycephaly, brachycephalism, noun
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