Brachycephalism
Brachycephaly Brach`y*ceph"a*ly, Brachycephalism Brach`y*ceph"a*lism, n. [Cf. F. Brachyc['e]phalie] . (Anat.) The state or condition of being brachycephalic; shortness of head. [1913 Webster]

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  • brachycephalism — See brachycephaly. * * * …   Universalium

  • brachycephalism — SYN: brachycephaly. [brachy + G. kephale, head] …   Medical dictionary

  • brachycephalism — n. condition of having a short head (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brachycephalism — brachy·ceph·a·lism …   English syllables

  • brachycephalism — noun the quality of being brachycephalic • Syn: ↑brachycephaly • Derivationally related forms: ↑brachycephalic (for: ↑brachycephaly) • Hypernyms: ↑quality * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brachycephaly — Brach y*ceph a*ly, Brachycephalism Brach y*ceph a*lism, n. [Cf. F. Brachyc[ e]phalie] . (Anat.) The state or condition of being brachycephalic; shortness of head. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brachycephalic — brachycephaly /brak ee sef euh lee/, brachycephalism, n. /brak ee seuh fal ik/, adj. Cephalom. short headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0 85.4. Also, brachycephalous /brak ee sef euh leuhs/. [1840 50; BRACHY + CEPHALIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachycephalic — 1. adjective Having a head that is short from front to back (relative to its width from left to right). 2. noun A brachycephalic person. See Also: brachycephaly, brachycephalism, brachycephalous …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyp — hyp·abyssal; hyp·acu·sic; hyp·algesia; hyp·al·lac·tic; hyp·apophysis; hyp·arterial; hyp·automorphic; hyp·axial; hyp·es·the·sia; hyp·na·ce·ae; hyp·na·gog·ic; hyp·nea; hyp·no·analysis; hyp·no·bryales; hyp·no·cyst; hyp·no·gen·e·sis;… …   English syllables

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