- An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the skull. SYN: asynclitism of the skull, plagiocephalism. [G. plagios, oblique, + kephale, head]
* * *pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly .plā-jē-ō-'sef-ə-lē n, pl -lies a malformation of the head marked by an oblique slant to the main axis of the skull and usu. caused by closure of half of the coronal suture
* * *n.any distortion or lack of symmetry in the shape of the head, usually due to irregularity in the closure of the sutures between the bones of the skull.
* * *pla·gio·ceph·a·ly (pla″je-o-sefґə-le) [Gr. plagios oblique + -cephaly] an asymmetric condition of the head, resulting from irregular closure of the cranial sutures. plagiocephalic adj
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plagiocephaly — 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 … Universalium
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plagiocephaly — pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly … English syllables
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