cephalometry


ceph·a·lom·e·try

noun \ˌse-fə-ˈlä-mə-trē\

Definition of CEPHALOMETRY

:  the science of measuring the head in living individuals — compare craniometry
ceph·a·lo·met·ric \-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective

Origin of CEPHALOMETRY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1889

ceph·a·lom·e·try

noun \ˌsef-ə-ˈläm-ə-trē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ceph·a·lom·e·tries

Medical Definition of CEPHALOMETRY

: the science of measuring the head in living individuals (as to assess craniofacial growth and development)
ceph·a·lo·met·ric \-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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