plagiocephaly

plagiocephaly

[pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other side is more developed in the rear.
Also, plagiocephalism.


Origin:
1885–90; plagio- + -cephaly

plagiocephalic [pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik] , plagiocephalous, adjective
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plagiocephaly pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly (plā'jē-ō-sěf'ə-lē)
n.
An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.


pla'gi·o·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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