Definition of cranial index in English:

cranial index

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noun

  • another term for cephalic index.
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    • For example, the cranial index is calculated to show the relationship between length and breadth of the cranial vault.
    • Her head was asymmetrical by 17 mm, and with a cranial index measurement of 104%, it was actually wider than it was long.
    • The cranial index was used widely during the early days of physical anthropology.

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