- having a medium or intermediate relation between the height of the skull and the breadth or length.
Also or·tho·ceph·a·lous [awr-thuh-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌɔr θəˈsɛf ə ləs/.
Origin of orthocephalic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for orthocephalic
Historical Examples of orthocephalic
It is thus that we recognise low skulls (platycephalic), medium (orthocephalic or metriocephalic), or high (hypsicephalic).The Races of Man
- having a skull whose breadth is between 70 and 75 per cent of its length
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012