scaphocephaly

noun

scaph·​o·​ceph·​a·​ly ˌskaf-ə-ˈsef-ə-lē How to pronounce scaphocephaly (audio)
plural scaphocephalies
: a congenital deformity of the skull in which the vault is narrow, elongated, and boat-shaped because of premature ossification of the sagittal suture

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“Scaphocephaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/scaphocephaly. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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