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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pla'je-o-sef'a-le

Definition: An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the cranium.

Synonym(s): asynclitism of the cranium, plagiocephalism

[G. plagios, oblique, + kephale, head]

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