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cranial index

n.
The ratio of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of the skull, multiplied by 100.

cranial index

n
(Anatomy) the ratio of the greatest length to the greatest width of the cranium, multiplied by 100: used in comparative anthropology. Compare cephalic index

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.cranial index - ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skullcranial 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)