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adjective Cephalometry.
  1. long-headed; having a cephalic index of 75 and under.
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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
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Examples from the Web for dolichocephalic

Historical Examples

  • No other source for such a dolichocephalic population is possible.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, May 1899


  • The only skull found in these heaps is dolichocephalic and reminds one of the Ainu skull.

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker

  • All these ancient skulls are of the dolichocephalic (long-headed) type.

    Ancient Man in Britain

    Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

  • The tall, blonde Teutonic type of the Row graves is dolichocephalic.

  • If a brachycephalic father adopts a dolichocephalic son, the legal act cannot change the shape of the adopted son's skull.

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists

    James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen

British Dictionary definitions for dolichocephalic


dolichocephalous (ˌdɒlɪkəʊˈsɛfələs)

  1. having a head much longer than it is broad, esp one with a cephalic index under 75
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  1. an individual with such a head
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Derived Formsdolichocephalism or dolichocephaly, noun
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dolichocephalic in Medicine


  1. Having a disproportionately long head.
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