Definition of brachycephaly in English:


Pronunciation /ˌbrakɪˈsɛfəli//ˌbrakɪˈkɛfəli/


  • See brachycephalic

    • ‘The back of the head is slightly flattened (this is called brachycephaly) and the eyes tend to slant upwards.’
    • ‘To correct brachycephaly both fused sutures are removed and the skull is narrowed and lengthened.’
    • ‘The incidence of bicoronal synostosis or brachycephaly is between 10-20% in most series of craniosynostosis.’
    • ‘The head shapes include brachycephaly (short front to back), scaphocephaly (long front to back), and trigonocephaly (triangular shape).’
    • ‘His was a severe case of brachycephaly when I first saw him, but he has seen excellent growth and has done really well.’