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cephalic index

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

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