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 (dŏl′ĭ-kō-sə-făl′ĭk) also dol·i·cho·ceph·a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs)
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.
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Noun1.dolichocephaly - the quality of being dolichocephalic
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For example, researchers are beginning to identify which genes cause a Bulldog or a Pug to have short pushed-in faces, or brachycephaly, and those that cause Saluki's or collies to have narrow, elongated snouts, or dolichocephaly.
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Human subjects with PWS are characterized as having dolichocephaly, almond-shaped eyes, small mouth, hands, and feet, decreased muscle mass and tone (Cassidy 1997), infantile hypotonia, early onset of obesity due to central dysfunction (around 18 to 36 months of age), hypogonadia, short stature (Goldstone 2004), and show major disturbances in appetite, sleep, breathing and metabolism regulation, such as delayed satiety, premature return of hunger after eating a meal, seeking and hoarding food and food-related objects, and ingesting inanimate items (Miller et al.