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)
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The most important of cephalometric dimension are height and width of head that they used in cephalic index determination.
People with a horizontal cephalic index of less than 76 have long, narrow head, and belong to dolichocephalic type of the head.
We calculated cephalic index by dividing the maximum transverse diameter by the maximum anteroposterior diameter, multiplied by 100.
The most important cephalometric dimension are length and width of head that determines cephalic index. Background newborn anthropometric data against, which deviations from normal could be assessed are generally lacking in developing countries.
It is observed variability of the components that constitute the arterial cerebral circle when it is considered to be the side, the sex and cephalic index.
This descriptive investigation was undertaken on 198 young Turkman males to determine the cephalic index and head phenotype among them in Gorgan, North of Iran.
The mean length of the skulls were found to be 24.72 [+ or -] 0.93 cm, with the width and cephalic index to the magnitude of 10.40 [+ or -] 0.61cm and 41.95 [+ or -] 0.97 cm, respectively.
The most important of cephalometric dimension are height and weight of head that with using of them we can determine cephalic index.
The objective of this study is to complement the data collected in previous researchs being studied the possible biometrical relation between the cephalic index, the cerebellar fossa, clivus and the basilar artery in the studied specimens.
Measurements (mm) of Worker: Head length 1.6 mm; Head width 1.6 mm; Scape length 1.3 mm; Eye length 0.36 mm; Eye width 0.38 mm; Mesosoma length: 2.2 mm; Pronotum width 1 mm; Petiole length 0.2 mm; Petiole height: 0.33 mm; Petiole width 0.4 mm; Post petiole length 0.2 mm; Post petiole width 0.4 mm; Post petiole height: 0.5 mm; Gaster length: 1.60 mm; Body length 8.5 mm; Cephalic index: 100; Scape index 1: 81.25; Scape index 2: 81.25; Petiole index: 60.60; Post petiole index: 40