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cranial index

noun, Craniometry
cephalic index.
Origin of cranial index
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Consequently, anyone who has a cranial index of 81 ought to have a visage index of 71, etc.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
British Dictionary definitions for cranial index

cranial index

the ratio of the greatest length to the greatest width of the cranium, multiplied by 100: used in comparative anthropology Compare cephalic index
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cranial index in Medicine

cranial index n.
The ratio of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of the skull, multiplied by 100.

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