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

Examples of craniofacial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The birth defect Biscuit is believed to have is called diprosopus, or craniofacial duplication. oregonlive, "Oregon kitten born with two faces, named ‘Biscuits and Gravy’," 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, "Twins conjoined at head separated after 50 hours of surgery in London, doctors say," 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, "Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery," 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, "North County Business Briefs, July 11," 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, "The Complicated Process of Undergoing Facial-Feminization Surgery, and Why I Did It," 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, "How Fashion Lets Me Embrace the Physical Differences Caused by Crouzon Syndrome," 12 Mar. 2019 The health system offers fellowships in emergency medicine, gastroenterology, orthopedics, sports medicine and craniofacial surgery. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Nemours to start pediatric residency program," 2 May 2018 Tessier, who died in 2008, was known as the father of craniofacial surgery. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of craniofacial

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 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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