• synonyms

facial index


Craniometry. the ratio of the breadth of a face to its height.


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Nearby words

facial axis, facial bone, facial canal, facial eczema, facial hemiplegia, facial index, facial muscle, facial nerve, facial palsy, facial tic, facial tissue

Origin of facial index

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for facial index

facial index


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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