oxycephaly

noun
oxy·​ceph·​a·​ly | \ -ˈsef-ə-lē How to pronounce oxycephaly (audio) \
plural oxycephalies

Medical Definition of oxycephaly

: 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

Other Words from oxycephaly

oxycephalic \ -​si-​ˈfal-​ik How to pronounce oxycephalic (audio) \ adjective

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“Oxycephaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oxycephaly. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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