a condition in which the skull has a peaked or somewhat conical shape, specif. as a result of the premature closing of the skull sutures
Origin of oxycephaly; from oxy- + Classical Greek kephal?, head: see cephalic
A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape. Also called acrocephaly.
Origin of oxycephalyFrom Greek oxukephalos, sharp-headed : oxus, sharp; see oxygen + -kephalos, -cephalous.
- ox′y·ce·phal′ic , ox′y·ceph′a·lous