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ceph·a·lom·e·try

 (sĕf′ə-lŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and the face, used especially in the assessment of facial growth.

ceph′a·lo·met′ric (-lō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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cephalometry

(ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtrɪ)
n
1. (Medicine) measurement of the dimensions of the human head by radiography: used mainly in orthodontics
2. (Medicine) measurement of the dimensions of the fetal head by radiography or ultrasound
cephalometric adj
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cephalometry

the science of measuring the dimensions of the human head. — cephalometer, n.cephalometric, cephalometrical, adj.
See also: Head
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Noun1.cephalometry - measurement of human heads
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Determination of lower facial height through mandibular morphology using lateral cephalometry. Pak Oral and Dental J 2013;33(2)384-88.
Although researchers have studied several software programs based on computerized cephalometry, there are few studies based on the OnyxCeph software (32).
In literature, to evaluate the morphological structure changes of the mandible, panoramic radiography (Kjellberg et al., 1994; Dutra et al., 2004; Jung, 2005) and lateral cephalometry (Ceylan et al., 1998; Ohm & Silness, 1999; Ogawa et al., 2012) were used.
Cephalometry is a simple procedure with less error and is very practical.
Relationship between the electrical activity of suprahyoid and infrahyoid muscles during swallowing and cephalometry. Rev.
Lateral cephalometry is a vital tool to assess the relationship between skeletal, dental and soft tissue structures and also to identify the sagittal and vertical discrepancies.
The enlarged SP may be visible on an orthopantogram or a lateral cephalometry.
A lateral cephalometry was performed to identify problems in the maxillomandibular relationship.