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cephalometry Syllabification: ceph·a·lom·e·try
Pronunciation: /ˌsefəˈlämətrē/

Definition of cephalometry in English:


Measurement and study of the proportions of the head and face, especially during development and growth.
Example sentences
  • Clinical predictors, cephalometry, and computerized tomography have been used with varying results.
  • Compared with 24 healthy subjects, the patients had receded mandibles, long lower faces, and downward development of the mandible on lateral cephalometry.
  • Our objective was to determine whether baseline polysomnography, cephalometry, and anthropometry data could predict uvulopalatopharyngoplasty success or failure.


Pronunciation: /-lōˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • One method of evaluating patients with sleep apnea is cephalometric analysis.
  • Errors in landmark identification were estimated by examining duplicate tracings of 12 of the cephalometric radiographs.
  • The cephalometric radiographs of the study subjects were traced by a single investigator, and 1 angular measurement and 11 linear measurements of hard and soft tissues were recorded.
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