pachycephaly

[păk′ē-sĕfə-lē]

n.

Abnormal thickness of the skull.

Related formspach′y•ce•phalic (păk′ē-sə-fălĭk) adj.


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Examples from the Web for pachycephaly

  • Pachycephaly (thickness of head) is due to synostosis of the parietal bone with the occipital.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot