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Related formsscaph·o·ce·phal·ic [skaf-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌskæf oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/, scaph·o·ceph·a·lous, adjective
- premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for scaphocephaly
More rarely the skull is of normal size, but shaped like the keel of a boat (scaphocephaly, 0.1% and subscaphocephaly 6%).
Trigonocephaly (triangular head) is a variety of scaphocephaly in which depression occurs in place of the keel.