brachycephalic

adjective
brachy·ce·phal·ic | \ˌbra-ki-sə-ˈfa-lik \

Definition of brachycephalic 

: short-headed or broad-headed with a cephalic index of over 80

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Other Words from brachycephalic

brachycephaly \ˌbra-ki-ˈse-fə-lē \ noun

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When those families own a brachycephalic dog, and they are reassigned to an overseas military posting, United is sometimes their only means to ship their pet. Martine Powers, chicagotribune.com, "More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here's why.," 6 Apr. 2018 When those families own a brachycephalic dog, and they are reassigned to an overseas military posting, United is sometimes their only means to ship their pet. Martine Powers, chicagotribune.com, "More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here's why.," 6 Apr. 2018 Seniors, puppies and ailing dogs are better left at home, as are brachycephalic breeds, which often suffer from breathing difficulties. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Amid safety concerns, some pet owners embrace alternatives to flying," 30 Apr. 2018 Of the nine dog breeds with the highest incidence of death on these three major airlines, four are brachycephalic breeds that are allowed only on United. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here’s why.," 4 Apr. 2018 When those families own a brachycephalic dog, and they are reassigned to an overseas military posting, United is sometimes their only means to ship their pet. Martine Powers, chicagotribune.com, "More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here's why.," 6 Apr. 2018 When those families own a brachycephalic dog, and they are reassigned to an overseas military posting, United is sometimes their only means to ship their pet. Martine Powers, chicagotribune.com, "More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here's why.," 6 Apr. 2018 The Humane Society expressly says on its website not to ship brachycephalic animals in cargo. Sarah Gray, Time, "Why More Animals Died on United Airlines Than Any Other Airline in 2017," 6 Apr. 2018 When those families own a brachycephalic dog, and they are reassigned to an overseas military posting, United is sometimes their only means to ship their pet. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "More dogs die on United than on any other airline. Here’s why.," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of brachycephalic

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brachycephalic

New Latin brachycephalus, from Greek brachy- + kephalē head — more at cephalic

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brachycephalic

adjective
brachy·ce·phal·ic | \ˌbrak-i-sə-ˈfal-ik \

Medical Definition of brachycephalic 

: short-headed or broad-headed with a cephalic index of over 80

Other Words from brachycephalic

brachycephaly \-ˈsef-ə-lē \ noun plural brachycephalies

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