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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Brachycephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, is a type of cephalic disorder. This can result from premature fusion of the coronal sutures (see craniosynostosis) or from external deformation (see plagiocephaly). The coronal suture is the fibrous joint that unites the frontal bone with the two parietal bones of the skull. The parietal bones form
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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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