dolichocephalic

adjective

dol·​i·​cho·​ce·​phal·​ic ˌdä-li-kō-sə-ˈfa-lik How to pronounce dolichocephalic (audio)
: having a relatively long head with cephalic index of less than 75
dolichocephaly noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin dolichocephalus long-headed, from Greek dolichos long + -kephalos, from kephalē head — more at cephalic

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dolichocephalic was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Dolichocephalic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dolichocephalic. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

dolichocephalic

adjective
dol·​i·​cho·​ce·​phal·​ic -sə-ˈfal-ik How to pronounce dolichocephalic (audio)
: having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of less than 75
dolichocephaly noun
plural dolichocephalies
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