Mesocephalic Mes`o*ce*phal"ic, a. [Meso- + cephalic.] (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the middle of the head; as, the mesocephalic flexure. (b) Having the cranial cavity of medium capacity; neither megacephalic nor microcephalic. (c) Having the ratio of the length to the breadth of the cranium a medium one; mesaticephalic. [1913 Webster]

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  • mesocephalic — [mes΄ōsef′ə ləs, mez΄ōsef′ə ləs, mē΄sōsef′ə ləs, mē΄′zōsef′ə ləsmes΄ō sə fal′ik, mez΄ō sə fal′ik] adj. [ MESO + CEPHALIC] having an intermediate head shape with a width of 76 to 80.9 percent of its length from front to back: see also CEPHALIC… …   English World dictionary

  • mesocephalic — 1. adjective Having a head that is not particularly short or long from front to back (relative to its width from left to right). 2. noun A mesocephalic person. See Also: mesocephaly, mesocephalism, mesocephalous …   Wiktionary

  • mesocephalic — adj. [Gr. mesos, middle; kephale, head] Having a medium size head …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mesocephalic — mesocephaly, n. /mez oh seuh fal ik, mes , mee zoh , soh /, adj. Cephalom. having a head with a cephalic index between that of dolichocephaly and brachycephaly. [1855 60; MESO + CEPHALIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesocephalic — Having a head of medium length; denoting a skull with a cephalic index between 75 and 80 and with a capacity of 1350 to 1450 ml, or an individual with such a skull. SYN: mesaticephalic, mesocephalous, normocephalic. [meso + G. kephale …   Medical dictionary

  • mesocephalic — mezəʊsɪ fælɪk / mes adj. having an average size skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesocephalic — [ˌmɛsə(ʊ)sɪ falɪk, ˌmɛz , ˌmi:s , ˌmi:z , kɛ ] adjective Anatomy having a medium sized head …   English new terms dictionary

  • mesocephalic — meso·ce·phal·ic …   English syllables

  • mesocephalic — /mɛsoʊsəˈfælɪk/ (say mesohsuh falik), /miz / (say meez ) adjective having a head with a cephalic index between that of dolichocephaly and brachycephaly …   Australian English dictionary

  • mesocephalic —   a. having medium sized head.    ♦ mesocephalus, n. (pl. li ) such person …   Dictionary of difficult words

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