Definition of Oxycephaly
1. Noun. A congenital abnormality of the skull; the top of the skull assumes a cone shape.
Generic synonyms: Birth Defect, Congenital Abnormality, Congenital Anomaly, Congenital Defect, Congenital Disorder
Medical Definition of Oxycephaly
1. A type of craniosynostosis in which there is premature closure of the lambdoid and coronal sutures, resulting in an abnormally high, peaked, or conically shaped skull. Synonym: acrocephalia, acrocephaly, hypsicephaly, hypsocephaly, oxycephalia, steeple skull, tower skull, turricephaly. Origin: G. Oxys, pointed, + kephale, head (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Oxycephaly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"oxycephaly is a definite and sometimes striking anatomical condition, with painful and ... I could find no skull with the orbital conditions of oxycephaly, ..."
2. Mental Deficiency (amentia) by Alfred Frank Tredgold (1922)
"oxycephaly (STEEPLE-HEAD, TOWER-SKULL). This decidedly rare condition is probably an after-effect of meningitis, and the peculiar deformity of the skull is ..."
3. Differential Diagnosis of Internal Diseases by Milton Howard Fussell (1916)
"It can be mistaken for no other condition. 7. oxycephaly ... Diagnosis.—oxycephaly cannot be mistaken for any other condition. ..."