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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.


(Pathology) having a head nearly as broad from side to side as from front to back, esp one with a cephalic index over 80
(Pathology) an individual with such a head
ˌbrachyˈcephaly, ˌbrachyˈcephalism n


(ˌbræk i səˈfæl ɪk)

also brach•y•ceph•a•lous

(-ˈsɛf ə ləs)

short-headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0–85.4.
[1840–50; brachy- + -cephalic]
brach`y•ceph′a•ly, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brachycephalic - an adult with a short broad head
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
Adj.1.brachycephalic - having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80
dolichocephalic, dolichocranial, dolichocranic - having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
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The Dinaric race, though viewed as inferior to the Nordic race by most French and German anthropologists, was typically seen as more elevated than other brachycephalous types.
Over the course of the twentieth century, many species have been introduced into Lake Balkhash, including the viza sturgeon Acipenser nudiventris, the European dace (Leuciscus leuciscus), the brachycephalous barbel (Barbus brachycephalus), the pikeperch (Stizostedion [=Lucioperca] lucioperca), and many others.