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acrobrachycephaly

Pronunciation: ak′rō-brak-i-sef′ă-lē

Definition: Type of craniosynostosis with premature closure of the coronal suture, resulting in abnormally short anteroposterior diameter of the cranium (skull).

[acro- + G. brachys, short, + kephalē, head]

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