[ ok-si-sef-uh-lee ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈsɛf ə li /
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a malformation in which the head is somewhat pointed, caused by premature closure of the skull sutures.
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Also called acrocephaly.
Origin of oxycephaly
OTHER WORDS FROM oxycephalyox·y·ce·phal·ic [ok-see-suh-fal-ik], /ˌɒk si səˈfæl ɪk/, ox·y·ceph·a·lous, adjective
Words nearby oxycephaly
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British Dictionary definitions for oxycephaly
/ (ˌɒksɪˈsɛfəlɪ) /
pathol the condition of having a conical skull
Derived forms of oxycephalyoxycephalic (ˌɒksɪsɪˈfælɪk) or oxycephalous, adjective
Word Origin for oxycephaly
C20: from Greek oxus sharp + -cephaly
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Medical definitions for oxycephaly
[ ŏk′sē-sĕf′ə-lē ]
A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape because of premature closing of the lambdoid and coronal sutures.acrocephaly
Other words from oxycephalyox′y•ce•phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk) null adj.
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