cranial index

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Related to cranial index: Mesaticephalic, dolichocephalic, brachycephalous
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Synonyms for cranial index

ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull

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Starr et al., "New scaphocephaly severity indices of sagittal craniosynostosis: a comparative study with cranial index quantifications," The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol.
All series except the Konkani include both hyperdolichocephalic crania with a cranial index less than 65 and brachycephalic crania with a cranial index above 80.
The ratio of skull width to skull length, multiplied by 100, he called the cranial index. A cranial index of less than 80 was dolichocephalic (Greek for "long head"), while one of over 80 was brachycephalic (wide head).
This is illustrated by an increase in the values of the cranium index Eu-Eu/A-N (index 5), by more than 14 %, and the cranial index Eu-Eu/A-P (index 6), by more than 30 %, in three-year-old animals.