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]

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  • brachycephalic — [ˌbrakɪsɪ falɪk, kɛ falɪk] adjective having a relatively broad, short skull. Often contrasted with dolichocephalic. Derivatives brachycephaly noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • brachycephalic — brachy·cephalic …   English syllables

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