dolichocephalic


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dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic

 (dŏl′ĭ-kō-sə-făl′ĭk) also dol·i·cho·ceph·a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Having a relatively long head with a cephalic index below 76.

[Greek dolikhos, long; see del- in Indo-European roots + -cephalic.]

dol′i·cho·ceph′a·lism (-sĕf′ə-lĭz′əm), dol′i·cho·ceph′a·ly (-sĕf′ə-lē) n.

dolichocephalic

(ˌdɒlɪkəʊsɪˈfælɪk) or

dolichocephalous

adj
(Anatomy) having a head much longer than it is broad, esp one with a cephalic index under 75
n
(Anatomy) an individual with such a head
ˌdolichoˈcephalism, ˌdolichoˈcephaly n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolichocephalic - an adult with a long narrow head
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
Adj.1.dolichocephalic - having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
brachycephalic, brachycranial, brachycranic - having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80
Translations

dolichocephalic

adjdolichozephal

dol·i·cho·ce·phal·ic

, dolichocephalous
a. dolicocefálico-a, de cráneo alargado y estrecho.
References in classic literature ?
I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development.
It was found that more than half (60%) tended to have a mesocephalic face, while 20% had dolichocephalic and 20%, brachycephalic face.
All the skulls studied classified as dolichocephalic (34 male/ 16 female), mesocephalic (29 male/ 32 female) and brachycephalic (21 male/ 18 female) were free from macroscopic abnormalities.
His extraoral examination revealed that he had a dolichocephalic facial type with a convex profile, protrusive lower lip, and inconsistent lip closure with mental muscle hyperactivity (Figure 1a-h).
Patients were classified into three groups according to the morphology of the skull in brachycephalic, dolichocephalic and mesocephalic.
Only then it becomes clear that the slender light-built dolichocephalic deerhound which hunts by sight should be referred to as kurtas in Lithuanian and as [phrase omitted] in Russian and the heavy-built staghound which is used to hunt the deer by scent or blood trail is skalikas in Lithuanian and [phrase omitted] in Russian.
All speech and hearing impaired children studied are dolichocephalic.
Lip projection analysis in brachycephalic, dolichocephalic and mesocephalic individuals of a Mexican population.
Scientific studies provided a major distinction in that regard--the classification of human skulls as dolichocephalic and brachycephalic (with intermediary types in between).
A dolichocephalic (long narrow face) pattern may be conducive to mouth-breathing, rather than mouth-breathing causing a dolichocephalic ap- pearance.
However, his lean austere face, with a doming forehead and receding hairline, thin lips, deeply set eyes and straight blade-like nose--the dolichocephalous type, as James Mortimer, one of his clients identifies and aptly describes him, "so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development" in The Hound of Baskerville (1902: 586)--can be successfully associated with the reader's mental image of the detective, more so, perhaps, than many of the subsequent Holmes impersonations on stage or on the screen.
Between these two distinct canine cranium shapes are many variations that are also breed specific but can't be neatly categorized as brachycephalic or dolichocephalic, such as the rounded skull of the Chihuahua or the downward pointing snout of the Bull terrier.