adjective Cephalometry.

long-headed; having a cephalic index of 75 and under.

Also dol·i·cho·ceph·a·lous [dol-i-koh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌdɒl ɪ koʊˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of dolichocephalic

First recorded in 1840–50; dolicho- + cephalic
Related formsdol·i·cho·ceph·a·lism [dol-i-koh-sef-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌdɒl ɪ koʊˈsɛf əˌlɪz əm/, dol·i·cho·ceph·a·ly, nounhy·per·dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic, adjectivehy·per·dol·i·cho·ceph·a·ly, nounsub·dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic, adjectivesub·dol·i·cho·ceph·a·lism, nounsub·dol·i·cho·ceph·a·lous, adjectivesub·dol·i·cho·ceph·a·ly, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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dolichocephalous (ˌdɒlɪkəʊˈsɛfələs)


having a head much longer than it is broad, esp one with a cephalic index under 75


an individual with such a head
Derived Formsdolichocephalism or dolichocephaly, noun
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dolichocephalic in Medicine




Having a disproportionately long head.
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