Brachycephalous
Brachycephalic Brach`y*ce*phal"ic, Brachycephalous Brach`y*ceph"a*lous, a. [Gr. brachy`s short + ? head.] (Anat.) Having the skull short in proportion to its breadth; shortheaded; -- in distinction from {dolichocephalic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • brachycephalous — brachycephalic / si falˈik/ or brachycephalous / sefˈə ləs/ adjective Short headed, esp having a skull whose breadth is 80 per cent or more of its length • • • Main Entry: ↑brachy …   Useful english dictionary

  • brachycephalous — adjective Relating to brachycephaly; brachycephalic …   Wiktionary

  • brachycephalous — SYN: brachycephalic. * * * brachy·ceph·a·lous (brak″e sefґə ləs) brachycephalic …   Medical dictionary

  • brachycephalous —   a. short headed; having skull of which maximum breadth is 80 per cent or more of maximum length.    ♦ brachycephalism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • brachycephalic — Relating to or characterized by brachycephaly. SYN: brachycephalous. * * * brachy·ce·phal·ic .brak i sə fal ik adj short headed or broad headed with a cephalic index of over 80 brachy·ceph·a·ly sef ə lē n, pl lies * * * brachy·ce·phal·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • -cephalous — comb. form headed (brachycephalous; dolichocephalic). Etymology: Gk kephale head * * * |sefələs adjective combining form Etymology: Greek kephalos, from kephalē more at cephalic : cephalic * * * a combining form meaning having a he …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brachycephalic — Brach y*ce*phal ic, Brachycephalous Brach y*ceph a*lous, a. [Gr. brachy s short + ? head.] (Anat.) Having the skull short in proportion to its breadth; shortheaded; in distinction from {dolichocephalic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indonesian — In do*ne sian, n. 1. A member of a race forming the chief pre Malay population of the Malay Archipelago, and probably sprung from a mixture of Polynesian and Mongoloid immigrants. According to Keane, the autochthonous Negritos were largely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indonesian race — Indonesian In do*ne sian, n. 1. A member of a race forming the chief pre Malay population of the Malay Archipelago, and probably sprung from a mixture of Polynesian and Mongoloid immigrants. According to Keane, the autochthonous Negritos were… …   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

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