dolichocephalic
adjective Etymology: New Latin dolichocephalus long-headed, from Greek dolichos long + -kephalos, from kephalē head — more at cephalic Date: 1852 having a relatively long head with cephalic index of less than 75 • dolichocephaly noun

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  • Dolichocephalic — Dol i*cho*ce*phal ic (d[o^]l [i^]*k[ o]*s[ e]*f[a^]l [i^]k), Dolichocephalous Dol i*cho*ceph a*lous (d[o^]l [i^]*k[ o]*s[e^]f [.a]*l[u^]s), a. [Gr. dolicho s long + kefalh head.] (Anat.) Having the cranium, or skull, long to its breadth; long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolichocephalic — [däl΄i kōsef′ə ləsdäl΄i kō΄sə fal′ik] adj. [< Gr dolichos, long (akin to Goth tulgus, firm) + CEPHALIC] having a relatively long head; having a head whose width is less than 76 percent of its length from front to back: see also CEPHALIC INDEX …   English World dictionary

  • dolichocephalic — 1. adjective Having a head that is long from front to back (relative to its width from left to right). 2. noun A dolichocephalic person. See Also: dolichocephaly, dolichocephalism, dolichocephalous …   Wiktionary

  • dolichocephalic — dolichocephalism /dol i koh sef euh liz euhm/, dolichocephaly, n. /dol i koh seuh fal ik/, adj. Cephalom. long headed; having a cephalic index of 75 and under. Also, dolichocephalous /dol i koh sef euh leuhs/. [1840 50; DOLICHO + CEPHALIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dolichocephalic — dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic sə fal ik adj having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of less than 75 dol·i·cho·ceph·a·ly sef ə lē n, pl lies * * * dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic (dol″ĭ ko sə falґik) [dolicho + cephalic] long headed;… …   Medical dictionary

  • dolichocephalic — dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic || ‚dÉ’lɪkəʊse fælɪk adj. having a long head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dolichocephalic — [ˌdɒlɪkə(ʊ)sɪ falɪk, kɛ falɪk ] adjective Anatomy having a relatively long skull. Often contrasted with brachycephalic. Derivatives dolichocephaly noun Origin C19: from Gk dolikhos long + cephalic …   English new terms dictionary

  • dolichocephalic — dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic …   English syllables

  • dolichocephalic — Having a head that is longer than it is wide …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • dolichocephalic — /ˌdɒləkoʊsəˈfælɪk/ (say .doluhkohsuh falik) adjective 1. long headed; having a breadth of head small in proportion to the length from front to back (opposed to brachycephalic). 2. having a cephalic index of 75 or less. Also, dolichocephalous… …   Australian English dictionary

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