oxycephaly

[ ok-si-sef-uh-lee ]

nounPathology.
  1. a malformation in which the head is somewhat pointed, caused by premature closure of the skull sutures.

Origin of oxycephaly

1
1890–95; <German Oxycephalie<Greek oxyképhal(os) sharp-headed (oxy-oxy-1 + kephal() head + -os adj. suffix) + -ie-y3

Other words from oxycephaly

  • ox·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

oxycephaly

/ (ˌɒksɪˈsɛfəlɪ) /


noun
  1. pathol the condition of having a conical skull

Origin of oxycephaly

1
C20: from Greek oxus sharp + -cephaly

Derived forms of oxycephaly

  • oxycephalic (ˌɒksɪsɪˈfælɪk) or oxycephalous, adjective

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