brachycephalic

[ brak-ee-suh-fal-ik ]
/ ˌbræk i səˈfæl ɪk /
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adjective Cephalometry.

short-headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0–85.4.
Also brach·y·ceph·a·lous [brak-ee-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of brachycephalic

First recorded in 1840–50; brachy- + -cephalic

Related forms

brach·y·ceph·a·ly [brak-ee-sef-uh-lee] /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə li/, brach·y·ceph·a·lism, nounhy·per·brach·y·ce·phal·ic, adjectivehy·per·brach·y·ceph·a·ly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brachycephalic

brachycephalic

/ (ˌbrækɪsɪˈfælɪk) /

adjective Also: brachycephalous (ˌbrækɪˈsɛfələs)

having a head nearly as broad from side to side as from front to back, esp one with a cephalic index over 80

noun

an individual with such a head

Derived Forms

brachycephaly or brachycephalism, noun
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