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English definition of “craniosynostosis”

craniosynostosis

noun [U] uk   /ˌkreɪ.ni.əʊ.sɪn.əˈstəʊ.sɪs/ us    /ˌkreɪ.ni.oʊˌsɪn.əˈstoʊ.sɪs/ specialized
a medical condition in which one or more of the joins on a baby's head closes earlier than normalProblems with bones, joints and teethDentistryThe teeth
(Definition of craniosynostosis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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