[skaf-uh-sef-uh-lee]See more synonyms for scaphocephaly on Thesaurus.com
Related formsscaph·o·ce·phal·ic [skaf-oh-suh-fal-ik] /ˌskæf oʊ səˈfæl ɪk/, scaph·o·ceph·a·lous, adjective
- premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape.
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British Dictionary definitions for scaphocephalic
Derived Formsscaphocephaly or scaphocephalism, noun
- anatomy having a head that is abnormally long and narrow as a result of the two parietal bones on the top of the skull closing prematurely
- an individual with such a headCompare dolichocephalic, brachycephalic
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scaphocephalic in Medicine
- Having an abnormally long, narrow skull.
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