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Craniofacial dysostosis

craniofacial dysostosis n.
An inherited cranial deformity characterized by widening of the skull and high forehead, abnormal width between and protrusion of the eyes, a beaked nose, and hypoplasia of the maxilla. Also called Crouzon’s disease.


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