Definition of craniosynostosis
: premature fusion of the sutures of the skull
Origin and Etymology of craniosynostosis
First Known Use: 1951
Medical Definition of craniosynostosis
: the premature closure during infancy of the fibrous joints of the skull (such as the coronal suture or sagittal suture) <Left untreated, craniosynostosis can lead to increased intracranial pressure, resulting in headaches, visual disturbances and developmental delay.—The Chicago Daily Herald, 23 Nov. 2009>
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