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or plagiocephalism

[pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈsɛf ə li/
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.
Origin of plagiocephaly
1885-90; plagio- + -cephaly
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[pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌpleɪ dʒi oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
plagiocephalous, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • plagiocephaly is extremely common; if very apparent, it constitutes a grave defect, but not if only slight.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • plagiocephaly therefore represents an exaggerated case of a normal fact.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
plagiocephaly in Medicine

plagiocephaly pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly (plā'jē-ō-sěf'ə-lē)
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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