What does brachycephalic mean?

Definitions for brachycephalicˌbræk i səˈfæl ɪk; -ˈsɛf ə ləs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word brachycephalic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brachycephalic(adj)

    an adult with a short broad head

  2. brachycephalic, brachycranial, brachycranic(adj)

    having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80


  1. brachycephalic(Noun)

    A brachycephalic person.

  2. brachycephalic(Adjective)

    Having a head that is short from front to back (relative to its width from left to right).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brachycephalic(adj)

    alt. of Brachycephalous

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brachycephalic

    brak-i-sef-al′ik (also sef′-), Brachycephalous, brak-i-sef′al-us, adj. short-headed, applied in ethnology to skulls of which the breadth is at least four-fifths of the length—opp. to Dolichocephalic.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brachycephalic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brachycephalic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Humane Society:

    Air travel can be particularly dangerous for animals with ‘pushed-in’ faces (the medical term is ‘brachycephalic’) such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats. Their short nasal passages leave them especially vulnerable to oxygen deprivation and heat stroke.

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