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plagiocephaly

or pla路gi路o路ceph路a路lism

[ pley-jee-uh-sef-uh-lee ]
/ 藢ple瑟 d蕭i 蓹藞s蓻f 蓹 li /
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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鈥90; plagio- + -cephaly

OTHER WORDS FROM plagiocephaly

pla路gi路o路ce路phal路ic [pley-jee-oh-suh-fal-ik], /藢ple瑟 d蕭i o蕣 s蓹藞f忙l 瑟k/, pla路gi路o路ceph路a路lous, adjective
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How to use plagiocephaly in a sentence

  • 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
[ pl膩鈥瞛膿-艒-s臅f蓹-l膿 ]

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鈥瞘i鈥鈥e鈥halic (-s蓹-f膬l沫k) adj.
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