cephalometer

[sef-uh-lom-i-ter]

noun

an instrument for measuring the human head.

Nearby words

  1. cephalohematocele,
  2. cephalohematoma,
  3. cephalom.,
  4. cephalomegaly,
  5. cephalomeningitis,
  6. cephalometry,
  7. cephalomotor,
  8. cephalon,
  9. cephalonia,
  10. cephalopathy

Compare craniometer.

Origin of cephalometer

First recorded in 1875–80; cephalo- + -meter

Related formsceph·a·lo·met·ric [sef-uh-loh-me-trik] /ˌsɛf ə loʊˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cephalometer

cephalometer

noun

an instrument for positioning the human head for X-ray examination in cephalometry
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Medicine definitions for cephalometer

cephalometer

[sĕf′ə-lŏmĭ-tər]

n.

An instrument used to position the head for measurement and radiographic examination.cephalostat

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