Definitions

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  • n. A congenital condition wherein the skull is flattened side-to-side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deformed condition of the skull, in which the vault is narrow, elongated, and more or less boat-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition of having a scaphocephalic skull.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation

Etymologies

scapho- + -cephaly (Wiktionary)

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  • These children end up with a very narrow and long skull, almost shaped like a canoe doctors call this shape “scaphocephaly,” which derives from the Greek skaph, meaning “boat”.

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