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[dol-i-koh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌdɒl ɪ koʊ səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective, Cephalometry.
long-headed; having a cephalic index of 75 and under.
Also, dolichocephalous
[dol-i-koh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌdɒl ɪ koʊˈsɛf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of dolichocephalic
First recorded in 1840-50; dolicho- + cephalic
Related forms
[dol-i-koh-sef-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌdɒl ɪ koʊˈsɛf əˌlɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
dolichocephaly, noun
hyperdolichocephalic, adjective
hyperdolichocephaly, noun
subdolichocephalic, adjective
subdolichocephalism, noun
subdolichocephalous, adjective
subdolichocephaly, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for dolichocephalic
Historical Examples
  • No other source for such a dolichocephalic population is possible.

  • The only skull found in these heaps is dolichocephalic and reminds one of the Ainu skull.

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • All these ancient skulls are of the dolichocephalic (long-headed) type.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • The tall, blonde Teutonic type of the Row graves is dolichocephalic.

  • If a brachycephalic father adopts a dolichocephalic son, the legal act cannot change the shape of the adopted son's skull.

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
  • And if she had been blond, dolichocephalic, and long-nosed, she would have seemed all right to you.

    Csar or Nothing Po Baroja Baroja
  • The skull, like that of the Canstadt type, is dolichocephalic, but in all other respects totally different.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • Brachycephalic and dolichocephalic people nearly equal in number.

  • The skull was dolichocephalic or low mesaticephalic, with an average index of 75, of peculiar outline when viewed from above.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • The skull is dolichocephalic with an average cranial index of 72, prognathous and platyrrhine.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
British Dictionary definitions for dolichocephalic


having a head much longer than it is broad, esp one with a cephalic index under 75
an individual with such a head
Derived Forms
dolichocephalism, dolichocephaly, noun
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dolichocephalic in Medicine

dolichocephalic dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic (dŏl'ĭ-kō-sə-fāl'ĭk) or dol·i·cho·ceph·a·lous (-sěf'ə-ləs)
Having a disproportionately long head.

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