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or plagiocephalism

[pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈsɛf ə li/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
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
First recorded in 1885-90; plagio- + -cephaly
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[pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌpleɪ dʒi oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
plagiocephalous, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • plagiocephaly is extremely common; if very apparent, it constitutes a grave defect, but not if only slight.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • plagiocephaly therefore represents an exaggerated case of a normal fact.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
plagiocephaly in Medicine

plagiocephaly pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly (plā'jē-ō-sěf'ə-lē)
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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