from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or involving both the cranium and the face: craniofacial surgery.

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  • adj. Pertaining to the cranium and face, as with craniofacial surgery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the cranium and face.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, pertaining to the cranium and the face.


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cranio- +‎ facial


  • Synthetic hybrid grafts for gene therapy in craniofacial reconstruction.

    Related Research

  • The baby has an extremely rare disease called craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces.

    Baby Born with Two Faces Worshipped as a Goddess

  • But new techniques such as craniofacial implants for crushed skulls and growing artificial skin for burn victims also are being developed inside such military hospitals as Walter Reed and Brooke, where many of the most severely injured troops are treated.

    Stars and Stripes

  • Nancy had volunteered her professional photography skills to document the challenges of children who suffered from various kinds of craniofacial deformities and focus attention on their plight.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Meanwhile, each morning as I walked to work, I would pass the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, where the craniofacial experts were helping to repair and elevate lives.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The Division provides care for children and adolescents with a variety of medical concerns, including congenital conditions (e.g., craniofacial conditions, cleft lip and palate) as well as acquired conditions arising from disease, trauma, or developmental anomalies.

    Postdoctoral Program

  • The Facial Reconstruction Center's Cleft Palate Program and Craniofacial Clinic provide a comprehensive team approach to assess the needs, diagnosis and treatment of children with clefts of the lip and palate as well as other facial disfigurements including major craniofacial anomalies.

    Facial Reconstruction

  • In addition to diagnosing and treating problems related to the form, appearance and function of the face, we also treat: reconstructive and appearance-related problems of the breast, trunk, extremities and hands congenital (present at birth) conditions, such as cleft lip and palate, craniofacial disorders and birthmarks acquired differences resulting from trauma (such as MVAs and burns), tumors (from cancer and neurofibromatosis) or growth disturbances as a result of radiation

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Genetic basis of craniofacial anomalies such as cleft palate, holoprosencephaly and craniosynostosis.

    Research in genetics at CHOP

  • Common referral issues include coping with appearance differences and body image concerns; preparing children and their families for surgical procedures; peer interaction difficulties; school/learning problems; adjustment to birth of child with craniofacial conditions; and decision making in relation to elective surgical procedures.

    Postdoctoral Program


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