cephalhematoma ceph·al·he·ma·to·ma (sěf’əl-hē’mə-tō’mə) or ceph·a·lo·he·ma·to·ma (sěf’ə-lō-)
A blood cyst, tumor, or swelling of the scalp in a newborn due to an effusion of blood beneath the pericranium, often resulting from birth trauma.
cephalhydrocele ceph·al·hy·dro·cele (sěf’əl-hī’drə-sēl’) n. Effusion of cerebrospinal fluid beneath the scalp in fractures of the skull.
of or relating to the head. situated or directed toward the head. variant of -cephalous: brachycephalic. Historical Examples adjective of or relating to the head situated in, on, or near the head combining form indicating skull or head; -headed: brachycephalic adj. “pertaining to the head,” early 15c., from Latin cephalicus, from Greek kephalikos “pertaining to […]
- Cephalic flexure
cephalic flexure n. The sharp, ventrally concave bend in the developing midbrain of the embryo. Also called cranial flexure, mesencephalic flexure.
Cephalometry, Craniometry. the ratio of the greatest breadth of the head to its greatest length from front to back, multiplied by 100. noun the ratio of the greatest width of the human head to its greatest length, multiplied by 100 cephalic index n. The ratio of the maximum width of the head to its maximum […]