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
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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