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NOUN (1)

1. ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull;
[syn: cephalic index, breadth index, cranial index]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cephalic \Ce*phal"ic\, a. [L. cephalicus, Gr. ?, fr. kefalh` head: cf. F. c['e]phalique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior. [1913 Webster] Cephalic index (Anat.), the ratio of the breadth of the cranium to the length, which is taken as the standard, and equal to 100; the breadth index. Cephalic vein, a large vein running from the back of the head alond the arm; -- so named because the ancients used to open it for disorders of the head. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cephalic index n 1: ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull [syn: cephalic index, breadth index, cranial index]