Definition of Cloverleaf skull
1. Noun. (pathology) craniosynostosis ¹
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Medical Definition of Cloverleaf skull
Intrauterine bone dysplasia and synostosis of the coronal and lambdoid sutures producing a trilobar head shape, due to premature fusion (craniosynostosis) of all sutures.
This produces various craniofacial and long-bone anomalies. The condition is sporadic; no evidence to suggest a genetic cause although there may be some hereditary in Crouzon syndrome.
(20 Jun 2000)
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