cephalometry


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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.

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

cephalometry

the science of measuring the dimensions of the human head. — cephalometer, n.cephalometric, cephalometrical, adj.
See also: Head
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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