craniofacial dysostosis

n.

An inherited cranial deformity characterized by widening of the skull and high forehead, abnormal width between and protrusion of the eyes, a beaked nose, and hypoplasia of the maxilla.Crouzon's disease

Nearby words

  1. craniocele,
  2. craniocerebral,
  3. craniocleidodysostosis,
  4. craniofacial,
  5. craniofacial disjunction fracture,
  6. craniofenestria,
  7. craniograph,
  8. craniography,
  9. craniol.,
  10. craniological


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