Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Asymmetrical, twisted shape of the infant skull due to irregular closure of the cranial sutures, a condition that may be due to intrauterine crowding, postnatal positioning (invariant sleeping position resulting in torticollis), synostosis, or deliberate binding and/or molding of the cranium.

See higher-order multiples (births) and cranial deformation.

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