oxycephaly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxycephaly a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oxycephaly The character of a skull having a high vertical index; hypsicephaly.
    • n oxycephaly In anthropology, the head-form resulting from artificial deformation applied all around the head and preventing lateral and occipital growth, thus making the head very high in the region of the bregma. Similar forms result from premature synostosis of the parietals with the occipital or temporal bones.
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