Scaphocephalic



or scaphocephalism
[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.
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

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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