craniosynostosis

noun cra·nio·syn·os·to·sis \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˌsi-ˌnä-ˈstō-səs \

Definition of craniosynostosis

:premature fusion of the sutures of the skull

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craniosynostosis

noun cra·nio·syn·os·to·sis \ -ˌsin-ˌäs-ˈtō-səs \

medical Definition of craniosynostosis

plural craniosynostoses play \-ˌsēz\
: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 Herald23 Nov. 2009

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