[ awr-thoh-suh-fal-ik ]
/ ˌɔr θoʊ səˈfæl ɪk /
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-luhs]. /ˌɔr θəˈsɛf ə ləs/.
OTHER WORDS FROM orthocephalicor·tho·ceph·a·ly, noun
Words nearby orthocephalic
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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
/ (ˌɔːθəʊsɪˈfælɪk) /
having a skull whose breadth is between 70 and 75 per cent of its length
Derived forms of orthocephalicorthocephaly, noun
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