or pla·gi·o·ceph·a·lism


noun Medicine/Medical.

a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other side is more developed in the rear.

Nearby words

  1. plagiarism,
  2. plagiarist,
  3. plagiarize,
  4. plagiary,
  5. plagio-,
  6. plagioclase,
  7. plagioclimax,
  8. plagiohedral,
  9. plagiotropic,
  10. plagiotropism

Origin of plagiocephaly

First recorded in 1885–90; plagio- + -cephaly

Related formspla·gi·o·ce·phal·ic [pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌpleɪ dʒi oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/, pla·gi·o·ceph·a·lous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for plagiocephalic




An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.
Related formspla′gi•o•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.

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