head breadth

head breadth

[′hed ‚bredth]
(anthropology)
Greatest horizontal breadth of the head above the ear openings, at whichever level is found, with moderate pressure applied on the caliper points.
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Cephalic index=Maximum head breadth /Maximum head length x 100
In a study it was observed that over a period of 30 years, the residents of an area in Japan developed some changes in the form of their cranium toward an increase in the head breadth in the subsequent generation (Nakashima).
These included thigh length, leg length, upper arm length, forearm length, bi-iliocristal diameter, bitrochanteric diameter, transverse chest diameter, chest depth, biacromial diameter, head length, head breadth, chest circumference, upper arm circumference, calf circumference, biocular breadth, bizygomatic breadth, bigonial breadth, upper face height, trunk length, and crown-rump length.
GJERKOK--Maximum head breadth (eurion-eurion, eu-eu) was measured by spreading caliper, sliding both tips of caliper down lateral sides of parietal bones, forward and back until maximum width was reached.
The measurements included maximum head length (glabella to inion), maximum head breadth (between right and left euryons).
Interestingly, it was noticed that the first generation of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii had an increased head breadth, a decreased head length and a higher cephalic index than their parents (Heravi & Zieaee, 2002).