the science of measuring the human head, used especially in plastic surgery and orthodontics.
measurement of the dimensions of the human head by radiography: used mainly in orthodontics
measurement of the dimensions of the fetal head by radiography or ultrasound
cephalometry ceph·a·lom·e·try (sěf’ə-lŏm’ĭ-trē)
The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and the face.
A scientific study of the measurement of the head with relation to specific reference points to assess facial growth and development.
ceph’a·lo·met’ric (-lō-mět’rĭk) adj.
ceph’a·lo·met’rics (-rĭks) n.
cephalomotor ceph·a·lo·mo·tor (sěf’ə-lō-mō’tər) adj. Relating to the movements of the head.
the head, especially of an arthropod. Historical Examples
the largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece. 287 sq. mi. (743 sq. km). Historical Examples noun a mountainous island in the Ionian Sea, the largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece. Pop: 36 404 (2001). Area: 935 sq km (365 sq miles) Modern Greek name Kephallinía
cephalopathy ceph·a·lop·a·thy (sěf’ə-lŏp’ə-thē) n. See encephalopathy.