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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.
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Also brach·y·ceph·a·lous [brak-ee-sef-uh-luhs]. /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of brachycephalic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM brachycephalic

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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How to use brachycephalic in a sentence

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 of brachycephalic

brachycephaly or brachycephalism, noun
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