brachycephalic [brak-ee-suh-fal-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Cephalometry.
- short-headed; having a cephalic index of 81.0–85.4.
Also brach·y·ceph·a·lous [brak-ee-sef-uh-luh s] /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə ləs/. Origin of brachycephalic First recorded in 1840–50;+ Related formsbrach·y·ceph·a·ly [brak-ee-sef-uh-lee] /ˌbræk iˈsɛf ə li/, brach·y·ceph·a·lism, nounhy·per·brach·y·ce·phal·ic, adjectivehy·per·brach·y·ceph·a·ly, noun Examples from the Web for brachycephalic Historical Examples of brachycephalic
There were sixteen brachycephalic and thirteen mesaticephalic skulls.
Eugene S. Talbot
The skull is brachycephalic with an average index of about 80.
Agustus Henry Keane
They are the shortest and most brachycephalic race in Europe.
If a brachycephalic father adopts a dolichocephalic son, the legal act cannot change the shape of the adopted son’s skull.
James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
The main distinction taken is between dolichocephalic and brachycephalic, or long and broad skulls.
British Dictionary definitions for brachycephalic brachycephalic adjective Also: brachycephalous (ˌbrækɪˈsɛfələs)
- having a head nearly as broad from side to side as from front to back, esp one with a cephalic index over 80
- an individual with such a head
Compare, Derived Formsbrachycephaly or brachycephalism, noun