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an instrument for measuring the human head.
an instrument for positioning the human head for X-ray examination in cephalometry

cephalometer ceph·a·lom·e·ter (sěf’ə-lŏm’ĭ-tər)
An instrument used to position the head for measurement and radiographic examination. Also called cephalostat.


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