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)