short-headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0–85.4.
- Also brach·y·ceph·a·lous [brak-ee-sef-uh-luhs]. /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə ləs/.
- brach·y·ceph·a·ly [brak-ee-sef-uh-lee], /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə li/, brach·y·ceph·a·lism, noun
- hy·per·brach·y·ce·phal·ic, adjective
- hy·per·brach·y·ceph·a·ly, noun
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How to use brachycephalic in a sentence
brachycephalic and dolichocephalic people nearly equal in number.
There were certainly several if not many waves of brachycephalic migrations into Europe, of which this was the first.
The few human remains from the earliest lake-dwellings are all brachycephalic—short-heads.
The skull shape of the Lombards, says Flinders Petrie, changed from dolichocephalic to brachycephalic in a few hundred years.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
A few equally mystical Greek words, brachycephalic and dolichocephalic, are the watchwords of the crusades of to-day.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
British Dictionary definitions for brachycephalic
having a head nearly as broad from side to side as from front to back, esp one with a cephalic index over 80
an individual with such a head
- brachycephaly or brachycephalism, noun
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