Definition of cephalometry in English:

cephalometry

Line breaks: ceph¦al|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛfəˈlɒmɪtri
 
, ˌkɛf-/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Measurement and study of the proportions of the head and face, especially during development and growth.
    More 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.

Derivatives

cephalometric

adjective
More 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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