1. [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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum
length of a skull [syn: cephalic index, breadth index,