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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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,, "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 That team of specialists may include a craniofacial surgeon, like Dr. Staffenberg, as well as as doctors and surgeons from orthodontics and orthopedics, plus physical therapists. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "'Stranger Things' Star Gaten Matarazzo Shares What Life Is Like With His Rare Bone Disorder," 26 Jan. 2018 The condition of having two faces is called diprosopus or craniofacial duplication. Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, "Rare Two-Faced Calf First to Survive Past 40 Days," 1 Nov. 2016 But these are experiences those of us with craniofacial conditions already battle on a daily basis. Ariel Henley, Teen Vogue, "What “Wonder” Gets Wrong About Disfigurement and Craniofacial Disorders," 9 Aug. 2017 The work was done by Paul Sharpe, a professor of craniofacial biology at King’s College London, and his colleagues. Jessica Firger, Newsweek, "A New Drug Might Help Regrow Teeth and End Tooth Fillings Once and For All," 24 Jan. 2017

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circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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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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