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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 craniosynostoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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