clinocephaly


clinocephaly
Craniosynostosis in which the upper surface of the skull is concave, presenting a saddle-shaped appearance in profile. SYN: saddle head. [clino- + G. kephale, head]

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cli·no·ceph·a·ly (kli″no-sefґə-le) [clino- + -cephaly] congenital flatness or concavity of the top of the head.

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  • clinocephalic —   a. having a saddle shaped skull.    ♦ clinocephalus, n. (pl. li ) such person.    ♦ clinocephaly, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • birth defect — noun a defect that is present at birth • Syn: ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑congenital abnormality • Hypernyms: ↑defect, ↑anomaly, ↑anomalousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • clinocephalism — noun a congenital defect in which the top of the head is depressed (concave instead of convex) • Syn: ↑clinocephaly • Hypernyms: ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑congenital abnormality …   Useful english dictionary

  • congenital abnormality — noun a defect that is present at birth • Syn: ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder • Hypernyms: ↑defect, ↑anomaly, ↑anomalousness …   Useful english dictionary

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