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plagiocephaly

or pla·gi·o·ceph·a·lism

[pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee]
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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

First recorded in 1885–90; plagio- + -cephaly
Related formspla·gi·o·ce·phal·ic [pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌpleɪ dʒi oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/, pla·gi·o·ceph·a·lous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for plagiocephaly

Historical Examples

  • Plagiocephaly therefore represents an exaggerated case of a normal fact.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori

  • Plagiocephaly is extremely common; if very apparent, it constitutes a grave defect, but not if only slight.

    Pedagogical Anthropology

    Maria Montessori


plagiocephaly in Medicine

plagiocephaly

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n.
  1. An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.
Related formspla′gi•o•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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