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.


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