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 (brăk′ĭ-sə-făl′ĭk) also brach·y·ceph·a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs)
Having a short, broad head with a cephalic index over 80.

brach′y·ceph′a·ly (-sĕf′ə-lē), brach′y·ceph′a·lism n.

brachycephalism, brachycephaly

the condition of having a wide or broad head. — brachycephalic, brachycephalous, adj.
See also: Head
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Noun1.brachycephaly - the quality of being brachycephalic
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The two men did not have brachycephaly or proptosis, but they did have ptosis and a mixed-type hearing loss.
It aims to raise awareness of plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, conditions which are being diagnosed in an increasing number of babies.
Following a referral from a pediatrician, neurosurgeon, or other specialist, infants with plagiocephaly or a related condition, such as brachycephaly or scaphocephaly, are evaluated by a practitioner at the STAR Cranial Center of Excellence, scanned with the state-of-the-art STARscanner, and treated when necessary with a STARband cranial remolding orthosis.
Their daughter Matilda has brachycephaly, which is similar to plagiocephaly.
STAR Cranial Center of Excellence practitioners offer an unparalleled level of expertise in treating infants with deformational plagiocephaly, which is the flattening of one side of the head, as well as related conditions, such as brachycephaly, which is the flattening and widening of the back side of the head.
Matilda suffers from brachycephaly, commonly known as 'flat head syndrome', and needs to wear a special helmet.
They confirmed Tom had a form of positional plagiocephaly (flattening to the head) called brachycephaly (a flattening across the whole of the back of the head).
Brachycephaly is commonly known as flat-head syndrome and leaves sufferers with heads wider than they are longer.
Zach was diagnosed with moderate plagiocephaly, as well as brachycephaly, or flattening of the back of the head.
Kate Fisher's daughter Matilda is one of a handful of children with the brachycephaly condition, commonly known as flat head syndrome.
Simultaneously, William was diagnosed with brachycephaly, head flattening and widening due to William sleeping on his back without varying positions.