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oxycephaly

Definition:

a congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

oxycephalies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

acrocephaly

Etymology:

From Greek oxukephalos, sharp-headed: oxus, sharp; see "oxygen" + -kephalos,...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Oxycephaly

a type of cephalic disorder. This is a term sometimes used to describe the premature closure of the coronal suture plus any other suture, like the lambdoid, or it may be used to describe the premature fusing of all sutures. It should be differentiated ... (44 of 331 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Oxycephaly

Collins Dictionary:

oxycephaly [pathology] | oxycephalous [adjective, derived]

the condition of having a conical skull (7 of 194 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/oxycephaly

New World Dictionary:

oxycephaly | acrocephaly | oxycephalic [related]

a condition in which the skull has a peaked or somewhat conical shape, specifically as a result of the premature closing of the skull sutures (25 of 45 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oxycephaly

American Heritage Dictionary:

oxycephaly | oxycephalies [plural] | acrocephaly | oxycephalic [adjective, related] | oxycephalous [adjective, related]

A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape. (19 of 44 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oxycephaly

Wiktionary:

oxycephaly | turricephaly [synonym] | oxycephalies [plural]

A kind of cephalic disorder: sometimes the premature closure of the coronal suture plus any other suture, such as the lambdoid; sometimes the premature fusing of all sutures. (28 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/oxycephaly

Random House Dictionary:

oxycephaly [pathology] | acrocephaly [synonym] | acrocephalia [pathology]

a malformation in which the head is somewhat pointed, caused by premature closure of the skull sutures. (17 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/oxycephaly

Britannica Encyclopedia:

congenital disorder [pathology]

abnormality of structure and, consequently, function of the human body arising during development. This large group of disorders affects almost 5 ... (21 of 932 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/132266​/congenital-disorder

Oxford Dictionary:

birth defect

Syllabification: (birth de¬∑fect) Entry from United States Dictionary | a physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth and that may be ... (22 of 46 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/birth-defect

Merriam-Webster:

birth defect

a physical or biochemical defect that is present at birth and may be inherited or environmentally induced (17 of 37 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/birth defect

Cambridge Dictionary:

birth defect

a physical or chemical problem with a body part or process which is present at birth (16 of 21 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/birth-defect

Encarta Dictionary:

oxycephaly | acrocephaly [medicine]

a condition in which the skull becomes slightly pointed as a result of the premature closure of some connective bones sutures (21 of 42 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861636239​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

oxycephaly | oxycephalies [plural]

Origin: From Greek oxukephalos, sharp-headed: oxus, sharp; see "oxygen" + -kephalos, -cephalous.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oxycephaly

Collins Dictionary:

oxycephaly [pathology]

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Greek oxus sharp + -cephaly

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/oxycephaly

New World Dictionary:

oxycephaly

Origin: "oxy-" + Greek kephalē, head: see "cephalic"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oxycephaly

Encarta Dictionary:

oxycephaly

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Greek oxukephalos from oxus "sharp" + kephalē "head"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861636239​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

oxycephaly [pathology]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "oxycephaly"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "oxycephaly"

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the Free Dictionary:

oxycephaly

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "oxycephaly"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "oxycephaly" by speech synthesizer

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YourDictionary Audio:

oxycephaly

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "oxycephaly" by speech synthesizer

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