plagiocephaly

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plagiocephaly

(ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈsɛfəlɪ)
n
(Medicine) med a condition in which an infant's skull is flattened on one side

plagiocephalism, plagiocephaly

a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other more developed in the rear. — plagiocephalic, plagiocephalous, adj.
See also: Head
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Noun1.plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
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Now, aged five months, Faith, who has a twin Grace, has been diagnosed with positional plagiocephaly, also known as flat-head syndrome, a condition which is not shared by her sister.
According to the findings, positional plagiocephaly affected 46.
Every mother leaving hospital with a new baby is given a leaflet explaining the importance of time on their front for motor and sensory skills development and to help prevent the back of their head from flattening - positional plagiocephaly.
Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome) assessment, prevention and Treatment
A spokesman said: "There has been no change in the evidence for the use of corrective helmets for positional plagiocephaly - flat head syndrome.