scaphocephalic

scaphocephaly

[skaf-uh-sef-uh-lee]
noun Pathology.
premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape.
Also, scaphocephalism.
Also called cymbocephaly.


Origin:
1900–05; scapho- + -cephaly

scaphocephalic [skaf-oh-suh-fal-ik] , scaphocephalous, adjective
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scaphocephalic (ˌskæfɪsiˈfælik)
 
adj
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.  dolichocephalic Compare brachycephalic an individual with such a head
 
'scaphocephaly
 
n
 
'scaphocephalism
 
n

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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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