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acrocephaly

[ak-ruh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌæk rəˈsɛf ə li/
noun, Pathology.
Also, acrocephalia
[ak-roh-suh-feyl-yuh] /ˌæk roʊ səˈfeɪl yə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of acrocephaly
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; acro- + -cephaly
Related forms
acrocephalic
[ak-roh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌæk roʊ səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
acrocephalous, adjective
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acrocephaly in Medicine

acrocephaly ac·ro·ceph·a·ly (āk'rə-sěf'ə-lē) or ac·ro·ce·pha·li·a (āk'rō-sə-fā'lē-ə)
n.
See oxycephaly.


ac'ro·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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