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orthocephalic

[awr-thoh-suh-fal-ik]
adjective Cephalometry.
  1. having a medium or intermediate relation between the height of the skull and the breadth or length.
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Also or·tho·ceph·a·lous [awr-thuh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌɔr θəˈsɛf ə ləs/.

Origin of orthocephalic

1860–65; < New Latin orthocephal(us) (see ortho-, cephal-) + -ic
Related formsor·tho·ceph·a·ly, noun
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Historical Examples

  • It is thus that we recognise low skulls (platycephalic), medium (orthocephalic or metriocephalic), or high (hypsicephalic).

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker


British Dictionary definitions for orthocephalic

orthocephalic

orthocephalous (ˌɔːθəʊˈsɛfələs)

adjective
  1. having a skull whose breadth is between 70 and 75 per cent of its length
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Derived Formsorthocephaly, noun
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