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craniosynostosis

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noun cra·nio·syn·os·to·sis \-ˌsi-ˌnäs-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of craniosynostosis

  1. :  premature fusion of the sutures of the skull



Origin of craniosynostosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1951


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craniosynostosis

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noun cra·nio·syn·os·to·sis \-ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of craniosynostosis

plural cra·nio·syn·os·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play or cra·nio·syn·os·to·sis·es

  1. :  premature fusion of the sutures of the skull




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