oxy·​ceph·​a·​ly -ˈsef-ə-lē How to pronounce oxycephaly (audio)
plural oxycephalies
: congenital deformity of the skull due to early synostosis of the parietal and occipital bones with compensating growth in the region of the anterior fontanel resulting in a pointed or pyramidal skull

called also acrocephaly, turricephaly

oxycephalic adjective

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“Oxycephaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oxycephaly. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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