noun Pathology.
premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape.
Also, scaphocephalism.
Also called cymbocephaly.

1900–05; scapho- + -cephaly

scaphocephalic [skaf-oh-suh-fal-ik] , scaphocephalous, adjective Unabridged
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scaphocephalic (ˌskæfɪsiˈfælik)
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

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

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