- a malformation in which the head is somewhat pointed, caused by premature closure of the skull sutures.
Origin of oxycephaly
Also called acrocephaly.
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- pathol the condition of having a conical skull
C20: from Greek oxus sharp + -cephaly
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- A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape because of premature closing of the lambdoid and coronal sutures.acrocephaly
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