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 (mĕz′ō-sə-făl′ĭk, mĕs′-)
Having a head of average breadth.

mes′o·ceph′a·ly (-ə-sĕf′ə-lē) n.
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(ˌmɛsəʊsɪˈfælɪk) anatomy or


(Anatomy) having a medium-sized head, esp one with a cephalic index between 75 and 80
(Anatomy) an individual with such a head
mesocephaly, mesocephalism n
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Head Shape Cephalic Index Range 1 Dolichocephalic <75.0 2 Mesocephalic 75.0-79.9 3 Brachycephalic 80.0-84.9 4 Hyperbrachycephalic 85.0-89.9 Statistical Analysis
It was found that more than half (60%) tended to have a mesocephalic face, while 20% had dolichocephalic and 20%, brachycephalic face.
All the skulls studied classified as dolichocephalic (34 male/ 16 female), mesocephalic (29 male/ 32 female) and brachycephalic (21 male/ 18 female) were free from macroscopic abnormalities.
Lip projection analysis in brachycephalic, dolichocephalic and mesocephalic individuals of a Mexican population.
In dolicocephalic and mesocephalic breeds, greater trauma is necessary to cause proptosis.
Dietary studies of sympatric species of Graptemys are limited to studies of female diets of two mesocephalic species and one microcephalic species in the Mississippi River in Wisconsin by Vogt (1981), who simply noted a qualitative similarity in the diets of males of the three species; studies of two of the same species (one meso- and one microcephalic) in a reservoir on the Tennessee River in western Kentucky (Lindeman, 1997, 2000b, 2013); and separate reports of the diets of syntopic microcephalic and megacephalic species that was limited with regard to the sample size of the latter (Seigel and Brauman, 1994; Selman and Lindeman, 2015).
On extra oral clinical examination patient had a mesocephalic shape of the head with mesoprosopic facial form, profile of the patient was convex with acute nasolabial angle.
Predominant head type was mesocephalic in both the sexes, and there was no significant gender difference.
Corneal innervations in mesocephalic and brachycephalic dogs and cats: assessment using in vivo confocal microscopy.
The analysis of skull shape in the study group of children under 3 years of age, in both sexes, indicated that the dominating type is mesocephalic shape (34%).