facial index


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facial index

n.
The ratio of facial length to facial width multiplied by 100.

facial index

n
1. (Anatomy) the ratio of the length of the face to the width of the face multiplied by 100: often used in comparative anthropology. Compare cranial index
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the ratio of the length of the face to the width of the face multiplied by 100: often used in comparative anthropology. Compare cranial index

fac′ial in`dex


n.
the ratio of the breadth of a face to its height.
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Noun1.facial index - the ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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As Staum is careful to show, the very notion of a facial index is itself a fantasy.