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acrocephalosyndactyly

Pronunciation: ak′rō-sef′ă-lō-sin-dak′ti-lē

Definition: A group of congenital syndromes characterized by craniosynostosis with abnormal head shape and cutaneous and/or bony syndactyly. There are several types with most types inherited as autosomal dominant. The phenotypes of types II and IV are not well defined.

[acrocephaly + G. syn, together, + daktylos, finger]

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