craniosynostosis

[ krā′nē-ō-sĭn′ŏs-tōsĭs ]

n.

Premature ossification of the skull and closure of the sutures.

Nearby words

  1. cranioschisis,
  2. craniosclerosis,
  3. cranioscopy,
  4. craniospinal,
  5. craniostenosis,
  6. craniotabes,
  7. craniotomy,
  8. craniotympanic,
  9. cranium,
  10. crank


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