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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
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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