Brachycephaly: A short head, one that is short in diameter from front to back. Brachycephaly is a frequent feature of syndromes of congenital malformation (birth defect complexes) including Down syndrome (trisomy 21). The word brachycephaly or, as it sometimes referred to, brachycephalia comes from the Greek brachys, short + kephale, head.
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A disproportionate shortness of the head. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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the quality of being brachycephalic
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(brak″e-sef´ә-le) the state of being brachycephalic.
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• (n.) Alt. of Brachycephalism
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Type: Term Pronunciation: brak′ē-sef′ă-lē Definitions: 1. Disproportionate shortness of head, the cranium having a cephalic index over 80; among the brachycephalic races are Native Americans, Malays, and Burmese. Synonyms: brachycephalia, brachycephalism
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A type of craniosynostosis that occurs when the right and left coronal sutures close too early, leaving the child with a high forehead and very broad head. Broader term(s): Craniosynostosis
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Brachycephaly, from latin roots meaning `short` and `head`, is descriptive term for animals whose skulls or noses are shorter than typical for the species. It is a normal variation in some domesticated dog and cat breeds, and can be normal or abnormal in other animal species. In humans, the cephalic disorder is known as flat head syndrome, and...
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