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- adj. Having a cranium with a medium ratio of length to breadth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the ratio of the length to the breadth of the cranium a medium one; neither brachycephalic nor dolichocephalic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an index of breadth from 75 to 80 (Topinard): applied to skulls.
Thus the vast majority of heads are mesaticephalic with more tendency toward brachycephaly than to dolichocephaly.
Ten are dolichocephalic, 71 to 74.6; twenty-nine are mesaticephalic, 75.2 to 79.7; twelve are brachycephalic, 80.4 to 84.8, and two are hyperbrachycephalic, 85 and 96.3.
The head index is generally mesaticephalic, but three are dolichocephalic and two brachycephalic, the amount of variation being surprising.
With two exceptions all are of about the same low stature, all mesaticephalic, all platyrhinian or nearly so.
All are mesaticephalic and their indices cover the entire range of this class, 74 to 80.
Six are brachycephalic, and four mesaticephalic, the variation extending from 75.7 to 96.3.
The cephalic index of all but four of the 24 individuals was between 89 and 80 (brachycephalic), one was 79.9, two were 79, and one 76 (mesaticephalic).
The cephalic index varied from 73.40 (dolichocephalic) to 85.47 (brachycephalic), with an average index of 78.43 (mesaticephalic).
Seven are brachycephalic and seven are mesaticephalic while one is dolichocephalic (73.2).
Of the twenty-nine women twelve are brachycephalic; twelve are mesaticephalic; and five are dolichocephalic.
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