- nouncongenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique• Hypernyms:↑deformity, ↑malformation, ↑misshapenness, ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑congenital abnormality
* * *\\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
* * *—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]
* * *plagiocephaly /plā-ji-ō-sefˈə-li or -kefˈ/ (medicine)nounA 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.