any distortion or lack of symmetry in the shape of the head, usually due to irregularity in the closure of the sutures between the bones of the skull.

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  • Plagiocephaly — Pla gi*o*ceph a*ly, n. (Anat.) Oblique lateral deformity of the skull. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plagiocephaly — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD10|Q|67|3|q|65 ICD9 = ICD9|754.0 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = OMIM mult = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = DiseasesDB = 29858 Plagiocephaly is a condition characterized by an… …   Wikipedia

  • plagiocephaly — noun congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique • Hypernyms: ↑deformity, ↑malformation, ↑misshapenness, ↑birth defect, ↑congenital anomaly, ↑congenital defect, ↑congenital disorder, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plagiocephaly — plagiocephalic /play jee oh seuh fal ik/, plagiocephalous, adj. /play jee euh sef euh lee/, n. Med. a deformity of the skull in which one side is more developed in the front, and the other side is more developed in the rear. Also, plagiocephalism …   Universalium

  • plagiocephaly — noun A congenital condition where the skull suffers an oblique malformation …   Wiktionary

  • plagiocephaly — An asymmetric craniostenosis due to premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures on one side; characterized by an oblique deformity of the skull. SYN: asynclitism of the skull, plagiocephali …   Medical dictionary

  • plagiocephaly — n. deformed skull, incorrectly formed skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plagiocephaly — pla·gi·o·ceph·a·ly …   English syllables

  • Positional plagiocephaly — Positional plagiocephaly, also known as deformational plagiocephaly[1] or flathead syndrome,[2] is a condition most commonly found in infants and is characterized by a flat spot on the back or one side of the head caused by remaining in one… …   Wikipedia

  • occipital plagiocephaly — positional plagiocephaly plagiocephaly with flattening in the occipital region, sometimes related to an infant s continual lying on the back; a unilateral type is seen with torticollis …   Medical dictionary

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