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cephalometer

[sef-uh-lom-i-ter] /ˌsɛf əˈlɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring the human head.
Compare craniometer.
Origin of cephalometer
1875-1880
1875-80; cephalo- + -meter
Related forms
cephalometric
[sef-uh-loh-me-trik] /ˌsɛf ə loʊˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalometer

cephalometer

/ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for positioning the human head for X-ray examination in cephalometry
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cephalometer in Medicine

cephalometer ceph·a·lom·e·ter (sěf'ə-lŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to position the head for measurement and radiographic examination. Also called cephalostat.

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