Ammon's law

noun
Am·​mon's law | \ ˈämənz-, ˈam-; ˈäˌmȯnz- \

Definition of Ammon's law

: a generalization in anthropology: the cephalic index varies inversely as the stature

First Known Use of Ammon's law

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ammon's law

after Otto Ammon †1916 German anthropologist

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“Ammon's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ammon%27s%20law. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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