cephalic index


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cephalic index

n.
The ratio of the maximum width of the head to its maximum length, multiplied by 100.

cephalic index

n
(Anatomy) the ratio of the greatest width of the human head to its greatest length, multiplied by 100

cephal′ic in′dex


n.
the ratio of the greatest breadth of the head to its greatest length from front to back, multiplied by 100.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.cephalic index - ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skullcephalic index - ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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The purpose of our study was to provide a baseline data for Cephalic Index in different endogamous groups and to observe sexual dimorphism, if any in the region around Patiala in Punjab.
Until now, researchers used traditional parameters such as head length, head width, cephalic index, facial index, and so on.
In order to characterize cranial morphology, the cephalic index (CI) defined by the ratio between head width (HW = greatest breadth, at right angles to median plane) and head length (HL = summit of glabella to farthest occipital point) (CI = HW/ HL x 100) was calculated.
Preoperative photographs were obtained on all patients, and a cephalic index was measured on those with sagittal synostosis.
The purpose of the present study was to determine the thickness of the parietal bone as well its relation with sex and cephalic index in the attempt to improve guidance for harvesting of calvarial bone graft material.
Background: Study of an individual's cephalic length, cephalic breadth and cephalic index is useful in clinical practice, forensic medicine, anthropology and genetic study.
The most important of cephalometric dimension are height and width of head that they used in cephalic index determination.
People with a horizontal cephalic index of less than 76 have long, narrow head, and belong to dolichocephalic type of the head.
We calculated cephalic index by dividing the maximum transverse diameter by the maximum anteroposterior diameter, multiplied by 100.