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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: o'to-sef'a-le

Definition: Malformation characterized by markedly defective development of the lower jaw (micrognathia or agnathia) and the union or close approach of the ears (synotia) on the front of the neck.

[oto- + G. kephale, head]

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