Definition of cephalometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /sefəˈlämədər/


A device for measuring the human head.
Example sentences
  • The nasion rest on the cephalometer used to expose the cephalometric radiographs was measured to assist in determining the magnification of the radiographic images.
  • Lateral cephalograns were performed with the subject standing with his head in cephalometer in a natural head position and teeth in the intercuspal position.
  • The development of the Broadbent - Bolton cephalometer and the history of its evolution to common usage are familiar to all orthodontists.

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Syllabification: ceph·a·lom·e·ter

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