facial index


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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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