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

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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 10 Aug. 2020.

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