cephalometer

[ sef-uh-lom-i-ter ]
/ ˌsɛf əˈlɒm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for measuring the human head.

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Origin of cephalometer

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cephalometer

ceph·a·lo·met·ric [sef-uh-loh-me-trik], /ˌsɛf ə loʊˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalometer

cephalometer
/ (ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for positioning the human head for X-ray examination in cephalometry
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Medical 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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