cephalometry

noun
ceph·​a·​lom·​e·​try | \ ˌse-fə-ˈlä-mə-trē How to pronounce cephalometry (audio) \

Definition of cephalometry

: the science of measuring the head in living individuals — compare craniometry

Other Words from cephalometry

cephalometric \ ˌse-​fə-​lō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce cephalometric (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cephalometry

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Cephalometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cephalometry. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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cephalometry

noun
ceph·​a·​lom·​e·​try | \ ˌsef-ə-ˈläm-ə-trē How to pronounce cephalometry (audio) \
plural cephalometries

Medical Definition of cephalometry

: the science of measuring the head in living individuals (as to assess craniofacial growth and development)

Other Words from cephalometry

cephalometric \ -​lō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce cephalometric (audio) \ adjective

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