Cephalometry, Craniometry. the ratio of the greatest breadth of the head to its greatest length from front to back, multiplied by 100.
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- cephalic flexure,
- cephalic pole,
- cephalic presentation,
- cephalic tetanus,
- cephalic vein,
- cephalic version
Origin of cephalic index
First recorded in 1865–70
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the ratio of the greatest width of the human head to its greatest length, multiplied by 100
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The ratio of the maximum width of the head to its maximum length, multiplied by 100.
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