tapeinocephalic

adjective
ta·​pei·​no·​ce·​phal·​ic | \ tə¦pīnōsə̇¦falik, -pān- \

Definition of tapeinocephalic

: having a low skull with a breadth-height index of less than 79 due to synostosis of the great wings of the sphenoid with the frontal bone

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Other Words from tapeinocephalic

tapeinocephalism noun, plural -s
tapeinocephaly \ -​lē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for tapeinocephalic

French tapinocéphale (from Greek tapeinos low + French -céphale -cephalic) + English -ic

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“Tapeinocephalic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapeinocephalic. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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