Cephalometer
Cephalometer Ceph`a*lom"e*ter, n. [Cephalo- + -meter.] (Med.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery. [1913 Webster]

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  • cephalometer — [sef΄ə läm′ət ər] n. an instrument for measuring the head or skull; craniometer cephalometry [sef΄ə läm′ətrē] n …   English World dictionary

  • cephalometer — cephalometric /sef euh loh me trik/, adj. /sef euh lom i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the human head. Cf. craniometer. [1875 80; CEPHALO + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • cephalometer — noun a) An instrument for measuring the head b) A device for positioning the head, and holding it steady, for an X ray or surgery; a cephalostat See Also: cephalometry …   Wiktionary

  • cephalometer — An instrument used to position the head to produce oriented, reproducible lateral and posterior anterior head films. SYN: cephalostat. [cephalo + G. metron, measure] * * * ceph·a·lom·e·ter .sef ə läm ət ər n an instrument for measuring the head * …   Medical dictionary

  • cephalometer — n. instrument for measuring the head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cephalometer — ceph·a·lom·e·ter …   English syllables

  • cephalometer — /sɛfəˈlɒmətə/ (say sefuh lomuhtuh) noun an instrument for measuring the head or skull; a craniometer. {cephalo + meter1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cephalometer — ˌsefəˈläməd.ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cephal + meter; probably originally formed as French céphalomètre : an instrument for measuring the living head …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cecil C. Steiner — (1896 1989) was a dentist and one of Edward H. Angle s first students in 1921. [ [http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0889540606001314 Wahl, N. Orthodontics in 3 millennia. Chapter 8: The cephalometer takes its place in the orthodontic… …   Wikipedia

  • cephalometry — noun The measurement of the skull, especially in order to study its growth and development See Also: cephalometer …   Wiktionary

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