Plagiocephalic Pla`gi*o*ce*phal"ic, a. [Gr. pla`gios oblique + ? the head.] (Anat.) Having an oblique lateral deformity of the skull. [1913 Webster]

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  • plagiocephalic — Relating to or marked by plagiocephaly. SYN: plagiocephalous …   Medical dictionary

  • plagiocephalic — adj. having a deformed skull, having an incorrectly formed skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plagiocephalic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • plagiocephalous — SYN: plagiocephalic …   Medical dictionary

  • plagiocephaly — 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, plagiocephali …   Medical dictionary

  • plagiocephaly — noun congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique • Hypernyms: ↑deformity, ↑malformation, ↑misshapenness, ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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