Definition of craniosynostosis
: premature fusion of the sutures of the skull
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My grandson recently had surgery to correct craniosynostosis.
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Origin and Etymology of craniosynostosis
First Known Use: 1951See Words from the same year
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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