cephalometry

noun

ceph·​a·​lom·​e·​try ˌse-fə-ˈlä-mə-trē How to pronounce cephalometry (audio)
: the science of measuring the head in living individuals compare craniometry
cephalometric adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cephalometry was circa 1889

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“Cephalometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cephalometry. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cephalometry

noun
ceph·​a·​lom·​e·​try ˌsef-ə-ˈläm-ə-trē How to pronounce cephalometry (audio)
plural cephalometries
: the science of measuring the head in living individuals (as to assess craniofacial growth and development)
cephalometric adjective
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