Definition of dolichocephalic in English:

dolichocephalic

adjective

Anatomy
  • Having a relatively long skull (typically with the breadth less than 80 (or 75) per cent of the length).

    Often contrasted with brachycephalic
    • ‘As late as the 1930s, adherents strove to transform unsightly round heads into long, dolichocephalic ones.’
    • ‘Also evident was postorbital constriction, plus the dolichocephalic (long and narrow) nature of the brain case.’
    • ‘The Athenian leader was a bit of a slaphead with a dolichocephalic skull; but instead of going around enduring the jeers of the ancient tabloid media, he had a very cool solution.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek dolikhos long + -cephalic.

Pronunciation:

dolichocephalic

/ˌdɒlɪkə(ʊ)kɛˈfalɪk//ˌdɒlɪkə(ʊ)sɪˈfalɪk/