brachycephalic


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brachycephalic

[¦brak·i·sə′fal·ik]
(anthropology)
Being short- or broad-headed, that is, having a cephalic index of over 80.
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The Turks belong to the brachycephalic and white race, and their country of origin is Central Asia.
Brachycephalic, or broad-headed, dogs that participated included American Pit-Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
It sounds like Brachycephalic airway syndrome, which affects flat-faced dogs.
BULLDOGS belong to a group of dogs called brachycephalic, which means short-nosed.
As one advances in time, there occurred an increasing fusion of the two main racial types which de Mortillet identified: the autochthonous dolichocephalic race (with elongated head), and the brachycephalic race (round-headed), whose representatives have arrived en masse during the Neolithic.
For example, brachycephalic breeds such as the bulldog are especially susceptible to heat stroke.
Brachycephalic breeds (dogs and cats with their snouts pushed in such as Pug dogs and Persian cats), are particularly prone to problems during periods of high heat and humidity.