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divination by means of a head or skull
Word Origin

cephalo- ‘head’
Historical Examples


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  • Cephalomegaly

    cephalomegaly ceph·a·lo·meg·a·ly (sěf’ə-lō-měg’ə-lē) n. Enlargement of the head.

  • Cephalomeningitis

    cephalomeningitis ceph·a·lo·men·in·gi·tis (sěf’ə-lō-měn’ĭn-jī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the membranes of the brain.

  • Cephalometer

    an instrument for measuring the human head. noun an instrument for positioning the human head for X-ray examination in cephalometry cephalometer ceph·a·lom·e·ter (sěf’ə-lŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An instrument used to position the head for measurement and radiographic examination. Also called cephalostat.

  • Cephalometry

    the science of measuring the human head, used especially in plastic surgery and orthodontics. noun 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) n. The scientific measurement of the bones of the cranium and […]

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