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cephalometry

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noun ceph·a·lom·e·try \ˌse-fə-ˈlä-mə-trē\

Definition of cephalometry

  1. :  the science of measuring the head in living individuals — compare craniometry

cephalometric play \-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective


Origin of cephalometry

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1889


Medical Dictionary

cephalometry

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noun ceph·a·lom·e·try \ˌsef-ə-ˈläm-ə-trē\

Medical Definition of cephalometry

plural cephalometries

  1. :  the science of measuring the head in living individuals (as to assess craniofacial growth and development)

cephalometric \-lō-ˈme-trik\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "cephalometry"


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