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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.
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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 cranial orthoses market analysis considers sales from segments, including plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly, and brachycephaly. The analysis also considers the sales of cranial orthoses in Asia, Europe, North America, and RoW.
Following a scan Zach was diagnosed with Torticollis, Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, which is commonly known as 'flat head syndrome.'.
The condition Zach has is Torticollis, Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly more commonly known as 'flat head syndrome'.
The results showed dolichocephaly and brachycephaly, a complete closure of the sutures and fontanelles, and the brain parenchyma and ventricular system without abnormalities.
In our study physical finding that were most prominent were epicanthic folds, flat facial facies, mongoloid slant, small dysplastic ear, brachycephaly, cleft lip and cleft palate which corresponds to 78.6%, 91.3%, 92.9%, 46%, 22.2%, 7.1% and 1.6% respectively.
A postmortem dysmorphological examination of the infant resulted in the discovery of brachycephaly, narrow forehead, hypotelorism, deeply set eyes, microphthalmia, flattened nasal bridge with one nostril, posteriorly rotated ears, camptodactyly, and bilateral single palmar crease (Figures 1 and 2).
Brachycephaly refers to a short skull shape, which gives the appearance of a flattened face.
It differs clinically from MNS by presence of congenital glaucoma, and heart anomalies, brachycephaly, prominent forehead, protruding simple ears, and prominent coccyx are also regarded as important diagnostic signs [12].
It is known that individuals with 4q duplication may exhibit variable phenotypes such as microcephaly, brachycephaly, slanting eyes, low-set ears, retromicrognathia, small or missing thumb, and congenital cardiac defects, the variability attributable to the specific band duplication (20).
Deformational brachycephaly in supine-sleeping infants.
McLeary et al16 have found on ultrasonography of the fetal skull that the posterior fossa is not affected by the pressure effects, and the cerebellar diameter is more accurate reflection of gestational age than the biparietal diameter particularly in the presence of abnormal skull shapes like brachycephaly or dolicocephaly.