craniosynostosis

noun
cra·​nio·​syn·​os·​to·​sis | \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-səs How to pronounce craniosynostosis (audio) \

Definition of craniosynostosis

: premature fusion of the sutures of the skull

Examples of craniosynostosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was diagnosed with craniosynostosis as a child but successfully outgrew a condition where his skull bones began to prematurely fuse in two places. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2021 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020 Dove was diagnosed with lambdoid craniosynostosis following a CT scan and was recommended for neurosurgery. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of craniosynostosis

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for craniosynostosis

New Latin

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“Craniosynostosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craniosynostosis. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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craniosynostosis

noun
cra·​nio·​syn·​os·​to·​sis | \ -ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce craniosynostosis (audio) \
plural craniosynostoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce craniosynostosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of craniosynostosis

: the premature closure during infancy of the fibrous joints of the skull (such as the coronal suture or sagittal suture) Left untreated, craniosynostosis can lead to increased intracranial pressure, resulting in headaches, visual disturbances and developmental delay.The Chicago Daily Herald, 23 Nov. 2009

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