platycephalic

adjective platy·cephalic
variants: less commonly

platycephalous

Definition of platycephalic

  1. :  having a head flat on top the chimpanzee is more platycephalic than … the gorilla — Arthur Keith

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Origin and Etymology of platycephalic

platycephalic from platy- + -cephalic; platycephalous International Scientific Vocabulary platy- + -cephalous


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