plagiocephaly

or pla·gi·o·ceph·a·lism

[ pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee ]
/ ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈsɛf ə li /

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.

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Origin of plagiocephaly

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

OTHER WORDS FROM plagiocephaly

pla·gi·o·ce·phal·ic [pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik], /ˌpleɪ dʒi oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/, pla·gi·o·ceph·a·lous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for plagiocephaly

  • Plagiocephaly therefore represents an exaggerated case of a normal fact.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
  • Plagiocephaly is extremely common; if very apparent, it constitutes a grave defect, but not if only slight.

    Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori

Medical definitions for plagiocephaly

plagiocephaly
[ plā′jē-ō-sĕfə-lē ]

n.

An asymmetrical deformity of the skull due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side.

Other words from plagiocephaly

pla′gi•o•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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