Definition of cephalic index in English:

cephalic index

Syllabification: ce·phal·ic in·dex

noun

Anthropology
  • A number expressing the ratio of the maximum breadth of a skull to its maximum length.
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    • Fishberg then provides a table of cephalic indexes by gender which shows little significant difference.
    • The cephalic index is 0.78, and it therefore belongs to the sub-brachycephalic division.
    • The cephalic index varied between 0.75 and 1.06, with 0.91 ± 0.05 average.

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