American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a relatively long head with a cephalic index below 76.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long-headed; pertaining to a long head: as, a dolichocephalic person or race; a dolichocephalic skull. This word is applied in ethnology to the persons or races having skulls the diameter of which from side to side, or the transverse diameter, is small in comparison with the longitudinal diameter, or that from front to back. The West African negro presents an example of the dolichocephalic skull. Broca applies the term dolichocephalic to skulls having a cephalic index of 75 and under, and this limit is generally adopted. Compare
brachycephalic. Also dolichocephalous.
- adj. of a person or animal Having a head that is long from front to back (relative to its width from left to right).
- n. A dolichocephalic person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Having the cranium, or skull, long to its breadth; long-headed; -- opposed to
- adj. having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
- n. an adult with a long narrow head
- From dolicho- + cephalic, hence literally roughly “long-headed”. (Wiktionary)
- Greek dolikhos, long; see del-1 in Indo-European roots + -cephalic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then we are left with 'dolichocephalic', which Wikipedia tells me that this is a term on the”
“The Tocharians were blue-eyed dolichocephalic redheads who wore garments of plaid wool and spoke a language whose closest relative appears to be Old Gaelic.”
“I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development.”
“At the southern and western end of that line there live the most dolichocephalic, prognathous, curly-haired, dark-skinned of men — the true Negroes.”
“And yet, as we have seen, it is more in this respect than any other, that human skulls vary, towards and from, the brutal type — the brain case of an average dolichocephalic European differing far less from that of a”
“In the remarkable paper read (1861) by Professor Busk before the Ethnological Society, that eminent physiologist proved that the Asiatic apes, typified by the ourang-outang, are brachycephalic, like the Mongolians amongst whom they live, or who live amongst them; whilst the gorillas and the African anthropoids are dolichocephalic as the negroes.”
““Notice the difference between the dolichocephalic and the brachycephalic in the Negroid skull,” Spencer says.”
“Then I send it swooping and diving along the jutting brow of a dolichocephalic specimen.”
“They were dolichocephalic, and dark skinned, though not so dark as either the Zingarans, Zamorians or Picts.”
“All were inclined to be dolichocephalic, except a sprinkling of peasantry along the Bossonian borders, whose type had been modified by admixture with the latter race, and here and there in the more primitive parts of the kingdom where remnants of unclassified aboriginal races still existed, absorbed into the surrounding population.”
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