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cephalometry

[sef-uh-lom-i-tree] /ˌsɛf əˈlɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the science of measuring the human head, used especially in plastic surgery and orthodontics.
Origin of cephalometry
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; cephalo- + -metry
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalometry

cephalometry

/ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
measurement of the dimensions of the human head by radiography: used mainly in orthodontics
2.
measurement of the dimensions of the fetal head by radiography or ultrasound
Derived Forms
cephalometric (ˌsɛfələʊˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
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cephalometry in Medicine

cephalometry ceph·a·lom·e·try (sěf'ə-lŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.

  1. The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and the face.

  2. A scientific study of the measurement of the head with relation to specific reference points to assess facial growth and development.


ceph'a·lo·met'ric (-lō-mět'rĭk) adj.
ceph'a·lo·met'rics (-rĭks) n.
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