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