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platycephaly in Medicine


  1. Flatness of the skull in which the vertical cranial index is below 70.
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Historical Examples

  • In the living species, the skull is generalized, rather than specialized toward either extreme dolichocephaly or platycephaly.

    Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae

    Robert J. Russell