cranial index


noun Craniometry.

cephalic index.

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Origin of cranial index

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for cranial index

cranial index

noun

the ratio of the greatest length to the greatest width of the cranium, multiplied by 100: used in comparative anthropologyCompare cephalic index
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Medical definitions for cranial index

cranial index

n.

The ratio of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of the skull, multiplied by 100.
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