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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Cranial index and facial index was found to be significantly lower in speech and hearing impaired children in both male and female children than the control group.
Facial index (FI) was computed as the percentage proportion of morphological face height to facial width.
Until now, researchers used traditional parameters such as head length, head width, cephalic index, facial index, and so on.
Another study claims that masticatory force and dental arch shape form a biotype typology and that facial index is related to these two variables, that is, that in conjunction they can determine facial biotype due to certain relationship between them (unpublished data).
It was observed that children who were mouth breathers had a significantly larger facial index than children who were nose breathers, that is, smaller facial width.