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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: brak′ē-sef′ă-lē

Definition: Disproportionate shortness of head, the cranium having a cephalic index over 80; among the brachycephalic races are Native Americans, Malays, and Burmese.

Synonym(s): brachycephalia, brachycephalism

[brachy- + G. kephalē, head]

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