Definition of Facial index
1. Noun. The ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face.
Medical Definition of Facial index
1. Relation of the length of the face to its maximal width between the zygomatic prominences; to get (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Facial index
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1. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"facial index. UPPER facial index While the majority of the Madisonville crania fall into the mesene group as regards the upper facial index, ..."
2. The Mediterranean Race: A Study of the Origin of European Peoples by Giuseppe Sergi (1901)
"1387, male, cephalic index 69.2, facial index 45, nasal index 62. It will be seen that this is a very narrow skull, with a short face, ..."
3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"No skull, therefore, in ite maxillo-facial index was ... The maxillo-facial index corresponds with the upper facial index of ..."
4. Memoirs of the American Anthropological and Ethnological Societies by American Ethnological Society, American Anthropological Association (1907)
"THE facial index The average of the facial index was 88.15 m men an<3 85.83 in women. The variability was considerable, as can be seen from Table XXXVIII. ..."
5. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"In the FI hybrids, the facial index is about 86. ... The facial index of the Norfolk Island hybrids (88.9) is more like that of the English than that of the ..."
6. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"At the present day, especially in the French school, the anterior or total facial index is taken into consideration, in which the vertical diameter is ..."