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[awr-thoh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌɔr θoʊ səˈfæl ɪk/
adjective, Cephalometry.
having a medium or intermediate relation between the height of the skull and the breadth or length.
Also, orthocephalous
[awr-thuh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌɔr θəˈsɛf ə ləs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of orthocephalic
1860-65; < New Latin orthocephal(us) (see ortho-, cephal-) + -ic
Related forms
orthocephaly, noun Unabridged
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  • It is thus that we recognise low skulls (platycephalic), medium (orthocephalic or metriocephalic), or high (hypsicephalic).

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
British Dictionary definitions for orthocephalic


having a skull whose breadth is between 70 and 75 per cent of its length
Derived Forms
orthocephaly, noun
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