Meaning of acrocephalic in English:

acrocephalic

adjective

Anthropology Medicine
  • Of a skull: having a relatively or abnormally large ratio of height to breadth.

    In Medicine, often used synonymously with
    oxycephalic
    .

Pronunciation

acrocephalic

/ˌakrə(ʊ)sɪˈfalɪk/ /ˌakrə(ʊ)kɛˈfalɪk/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Barnard Davis (1801–1881), physician and craniologist. From acro- + -cephalic.