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facial index

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noun
  1. Craniometry. the ratio of the breadth of a face to its height.
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Origin of facial index

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for facial index

facial index

noun
  1. the ratio of the length of the face to the width of the face multiplied by 100: often used in comparative anthropologyCompare cranial index
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