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plagiocephaly

or plagiocephalism

[pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈsɛf ə li/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other side is more developed in the rear.
Origin of plagiocephaly
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; plagio- + -cephaly
Related forms
plagiocephalic
[pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌpleɪ dʒi oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
plagiocephalous, adjective
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plagiocephalic in Medicine

plagiocephaly pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly (plā'jē-ō-sěf'ə-lē)
n.
An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.


pla'gi·o·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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