Definition of Cranial index

1. Noun. Ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull.

Exact synonyms: Breadth Index, Cephalic Index
Generic synonyms: Ratio



Medical Definition of Cranial index

1. The ratio of the maximal breadth to the maximal length of the skull, obtained by the formula: (breadth × 100)/length. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cranial Index

cranesbills
crang
crangs
crania
craniad
cranial
cranial arteritis
cranial base
cranial bones
cranial capacity
cranial cavity
cranial dystonia
cranial epidural space
cranial flexure
cranial fontanels
cranial index (current term)
cranial irradiation
cranial mononeuropathy III
cranial mononeuropathy vi
cranial mononeuropathy vii
cranial nerve
cranial nerve I
cranial nerve II
cranial nerve III
cranial nerve IV
cranial nerve IX
cranial nerve V
cranial nerve VI
cranial nerve VII
cranial nerve VIII

Literary usage of Cranial index

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1. Physical Anthropology of the Lenape Or Delawares, and of the Eastern Indians by Aleš Hrdlička (1916)
"cranial index The distribution of the most important characteristic of the skulls, the cranial index, will be more clearly apparent from the next table. ..."

2. Evolution and the War by Peter Chalmers Mitchell (1915)
"If a skull were as broad as it was long, the cranial index would be 100 ; if it ... A head with a cranial index of about 70, such as might be seen in an ..."

3. Origin and Character of the British People by Nottidge Charles Macnamara (1900)
"2 By the term cranial index we mean the measurement of the dry bones forming ... When the cranial index rises above 80, the head is called brachycephalic, ..."

4. Transactions of the New York State Medical Association for the Year by New York State Medical Association (1891)
"Mr. Horsley's observations have convinced him that the angle varies with the shape of the head, that is to say, with the cranial index. ..."

5. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"Cranial Vault — Measurements and Indices. cranial index ... These skulls, with respect to the cranial index, contrast sharply with the neighboring ..."

6. Physical Anthropology of the Lenape Or Delawares, and of the Eastern Indians by Aleš Hrdlička (1916)
"cranial index The distribution of the most important characteristic of the skulls, the cranial index, will be more clearly apparent from the next table. ..."

7. Evolution and the War by Peter Chalmers Mitchell (1915)
"If a skull were as broad as it was long, the cranial index would be 100 ; if it ... A head with a cranial index of about 70, such as might be seen in an ..."

8. Origin and Character of the British People by Nottidge Charles Macnamara (1900)
"2 By the term cranial index we mean the measurement of the dry bones forming ... When the cranial index rises above 80, the head is called brachycephalic, ..."

9. Transactions of the New York State Medical Association for the Year by New York State Medical Association (1891)
"Mr. Horsley's observations have convinced him that the angle varies with the shape of the head, that is to say, with the cranial index. ..."

10. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"Cranial Vault — Measurements and Indices. cranial index ... These skulls, with respect to the cranial index, contrast sharply with the neighboring ..."

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