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scaphocephaly

[skaf-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌskæf əˈsɛf ə li/
noun, Pathology
1.
premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape.
Also, scaphocephalism.
Also called cymbocephaly.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; scapho- + -cephaly
Related forms
scaphocephalic
[skaf-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌskæf oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
scaphocephalous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scaphocephalic

scaphocephalic

/ˌskæfɪsiˈfælik/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) having a head that is abnormally long and narrow as a result of the two parietal bones on the top of the skull closing prematurely
2.
an individual with such a head Compare dolichocephalic, brachycephalic
Derived Forms
scaphocephaly, scaphocephalism, noun
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scaphocephalic in Medicine

scaphocephalic scaph·o·ce·phal·ic (skāf'ō-sə-fāl'ĭk) or scaph·o·ceph·a·lous (-sěf'ə-ləs)
adj.
Having an abnormally long, narrow skull.

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