craniosynostosis

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craniosynostosis

[‚krā·nē·ō‚sin·ə′stō·səs]
(medicine)
The union of separate cranial bones into a single bone structure.
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Manchester Crown Court earlier heard how Abigail was born with a rare condition called cloverleaf skull.
The baby born to Prince and his wife Maite suffered from a condition known as cloverleaf skull, in which his head was severely deformed.
S] My 3-year-old daughter was born with the cloverleaf skull deformity (also known as Kleeblattschadel), which is a severe form of craniosynostosis characterized by premature fusion of the bones of the skull.