cranial index
noun Date: 1868 the ratio multiplied by 100 of the maximum breadth of the bare skull to its maximum length from front to back

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  • cranial index — n the ratio multiplied by 100 of the maximum breadth of the bare skull to its maximum length from front to back compare CEPHALIC INDEX * * * 100 times the maximal breadth of the skull divided by its length …   Medical dictionary

  • cranial index — n. CEPHALIC INDEX: see BRACHYCRANIAL, MESOCRANIAL …   English World dictionary

  • cranial index — noun ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull • Syn: ↑cephalic index, ↑breadth index • Hypernyms: ↑ratio …   Useful english dictionary

  • cranial index — Craniom. cephalic index. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • cranial index — noun another term for cephalic index …   English new terms dictionary

  • cranial index — cra′nial in′dex n. anat. pan cephalic index • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • cranial index — /kreɪniəl ˈɪndɛks/ (say krayneeuhl indeks) noun the ratio of the greatest breadth of the skull to the greatest length from front to back, multiplied by 100; cephalic index …   Australian English dictionary

  • index — [in′deks΄] n. pl. indexes or indices [in′di sēz΄] [L, informer, that which points out < indicare, INDICATE] 1. short for INDEX FINGER 2. a pointer or indicator, as the needle on a dial 3. a thing that points out; indication; sign;… …   English World dictionary

  • index — 1. [NA] SYN: i. finger. 2. A guide, standard, indicator, symbol, or number denoting the relation in respect to size, capacity, or function, of one part or thing to another. SEE ALSO: quotient, r …   Medical dictionary

  • cranial — adj. of or relating to the skull. Phrases and idioms: cranial index the ratio of the width and length of a skull. Etymology: CRANIUM + AL …   Useful english dictionary

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