craniofacial

adjective
cra·​nio·​fa·​cial | \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce craniofacial (audio) \

Definition of craniofacial

: of, relating to, or involving both the cranium and the face a craniofacial deformity

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Recent Examples on the Web Tatyana Bessmertnaya is a medical photographer specializing in pediatric and craniofacial surgery in Dallas. Chris Smith | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 8 Jan. 2021 She was born with Goldenhar syndrome, which causes craniofacial anomalies, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2020 The birth defect Biscuit is believed to have is called diprosopus, or craniofacial duplication. oregonlive, 24 May 2020 The team of 100, led by neurosurgeon Noor ul Owase Jeelani and craniofacial surgeon David Dunaway, performed three major operations and a number of smaller procedures over a four-month period. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 16 July 2019 Consultant neurosurgeon Noor ul Owase Jeelani and craniofacial surgeon Professor David Dunaway led a team of 100 staff members. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 16 July 2019 Fresh Start hosts six Surgery Weekends annually where world-renowned plastic and craniofacial surgeons donate their time to provide free surgeries to children. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 July 2019 Spiegel has a practice in Newton, Massachusetts and began his surgical career nearly 20 years ago as a facial and craniofacial plastic surgeon. Serena Daniari, Allure, 23 Mar. 2019 My twin sister and I were born with Crouzon syndrome — a craniofacial condition that caused the bones in our skulls to fuse before being fully developed. Ariel Henley, Allure, 12 Mar. 2019

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circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Craniofacial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craniofacial. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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craniofacial

adjective
cra·​nio·​fa·​cial | \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˈfā-shəl How to pronounce craniofacial (audio) \

Medical Definition of craniofacial

: of, relating to, or involving both the cranium and the face craniofacial abnormalities

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