cephalometry

[ sef-uh-lom-i-tree ]
/ ˌsɛf əˈlɒm ɪ tri /

noun

the science of measuring the human head, used especially in plastic surgery and orthodontics.

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Origin of cephalometry

First recorded in 1895–1900; cephalo- + -metry
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalometry

cephalometry
/ (ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun

measurement of the dimensions of the human head by radiography: used mainly in orthodontics
measurement of the dimensions of the fetal head by radiography or ultrasound

Derived forms of cephalometry

cephalometric (ˌsɛfələʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for cephalometry

cephalometry
[ sĕf′ə-lŏmĭ-trē ]

n.

The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and the face.
A scientific study of the measurement of the head with relation to specific reference points to assess facial growth and development.

Other words from cephalometry

ceph′a•lo•metric (-lō-mĕtrĭk) adj.ceph′a•lo•metrics (-rĭks) n.
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