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fa·cial in·dex

, superior facial indextotal facial index
relation of the length of the face to its maximal width between the zygomatic prominences; to get superior facial index, the length of the face is measured from the nasion to the alveolar point: (nasialveolar length × 100)/bizygomatic width; for total facial index, length is measured from the nasion to the mental tubercle: (nasimental length × 100)/bizygomatic width.

facial index

n.
The ratio of facial length to facial width multiplied by 100.

facial index

The ratio of the length of the face to its width multiplied by 100.

fa·cial in·dex

, superior facial index , total facial index (fāshăl indeks, sŭ-pērē-ŏr, tōtăl)
Relation of length of face to its maximal width between zygomatic prominences.
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25) The results showed that all the coefficients of the model initially proposed, composed of ten variables (face width, face height, facial index, distance between upper premolars, distance between lower molars, distance between lower premolars, distance between upper molars, maximum masticatory force between incisors, premolars and molars) were not significant; however, the model was well fitted, which means that it reproduced the behavior of the observed data in a reasonably good manner in all the three ethnic groups.
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Based on analysis of the results and discussion of this research, the following conclusions can be made: According to sex, the two treated groups show statistically significant differences in mean values of all measured cephalofacial variables, excepting the total facial index.
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