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brach·y·ce·phal·ic

 (brăk′ĭ-sə-făl′ĭk) also brach·y·ceph·a·lous (-sĕf′ə-ləs)
adj.
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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brachycephalic

(ˌbrækɪsɪˈfælɪk)
adj
(Pathology) having a head nearly as broad from side to side as from front to back, esp one with a cephalic index over 80
n
(Pathology) an individual with such a head
ˌbrachyˈcephaly, ˌbrachyˈcephalism n
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brach•y•ce•phal•ic

(ˌbræk i səˈfæl ɪk)

also brach•y•ceph•a•lous

(-ˈsɛf ə ləs)

adj.
short-headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0–85.4.
[1840–50; brachy- + -cephalic]
brach`y•ceph′a•ly, n.
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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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