scaphocephalous

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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scaphocephaly

noun
congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation 
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