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oxycephaly

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noun oxy·ceph·a·ly \-ˈsef-ə-lē\

Medical Definition of oxycephaly

plural oxy·ceph·a·lies

  1. :  congenital deformity of the skull due to early synostosis of the parietal and occipital bones with compensating growth in the region of the anterior fontanel resulting in a pointed or pyramidal skull—called also acrocephaly, turricephaly

  2. oxy·ce·phal·ic \-si-ˈfal-ik\play adjective




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