plagiocephaly

plagiocephaly
noun
congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
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\\ˌplājēōˈsefəlē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: plagi- + -cephaly
: a malformation of the head marked by obliquity of the main axis of the skull and usually caused by closure of half of the coronal suture

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plagiocephalic /play'jee oh seuh fal"ik/, plagiocephalous, adj.
/play'jee euh sef"euh lee/, n. Med.
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.
Also, plagiocephalism.
[1885-90; PLAGIO- + -CEPHALY]

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plagiocephaly /plā-ji-ō-sefˈə-li or -kefˈ/ (medicine)
noun
A twisted condition of the head, the front of the skull being larger on one side, the back larger on the other

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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