plagiocephaly

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plagiocephaly

[‚plā·jē·ō′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
A type of strongly asymmetric cranial deformation, in which the anterior portion of one side and the posterior portion of the opposite side of the skull are developed more than their counterparts so that the maximum length of the skull is not in the midline but on a diagonal.
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