cephalic index

noun

: the ratio multiplied by 100 of the maximum breadth from side to side of the head to its maximum length from front to back in living individuals compare cranial index

Examples of cephalic index in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a borfie, with a long snout, Nathan has a lower cephalic index. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cephalic index was in 1866

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“Cephalic index.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cephalic%20index. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cephalic index

noun
: the ratio multiplied by 100 of the maximum breadth of the head to its maximum length compare cranial index
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