noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 the science of measuring the head in living individuals — compare craniometrycephalometric adjective

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  • Cephalometry — is the measurement of the human head by imaging, traditionally from x ray films. Contents 1 Applications 1.1 Dentistry 1.2 Obstetrics 2 See Also …   Wikipedia

  • Cephalometry — Ceph a*lom e*try, n. (Anthropometry) The measurement of the heads of living persons. {Ceph a*lo*met ric},a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalometry — /sef euh lom i tree/, n. the science of measuring the human head, used esp. in plastic surgery and orthodontics. [1895 1900; CEPHALO + METRY] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • cephalometry — Scientific measurements, often taken by means of radiographic imaging, of the head in the living, or of the cadaver head with soft tissues in place, utilizing specific reference points and sufficient standardization to allow reproducible results …   Medical dictionary

  • cephalometry — n. measurement of the head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cephalometry — ceph·a·lom·e·try …   English syllables

  • cephalometry — n. the study of facial growth by examination of standardized lateral radiographs of the head. It is used mainly for diagnosis in orthodontics …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cephalometry — /sɛfəˈlɒmətri/ (say sefuh lomuhtree) noun the science of the measurement of heads. {cephalo + metry} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cephalometry — noun measurement of human heads • Hypernyms: ↑measurement, ↑measuring, ↑measure, ↑mensuration …   Useful english dictionary

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