Skip to Content
Medical Term:

brachycephaly

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]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide