[trĭg′ə-nō-sĕfə-lē, trī-gō′nō-]


A malformation characterized by a triangular configuration of the skull, due in part to premature synostosis of the cranial bones with accompanying compression of the cerebral hemispheres.

Related formstrig′o•no•ce•phalic (-sə-fălĭk) adj.
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  • Trigonocephaly (triangular head) is a variety of scaphocephaly in which depression occurs in place of the keel.


    Eugene S. Talbot