nasal index


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nasal index

[′nā·zəl ¦in‚deks]
(anthropology)
The ratio, × 100, of the greatest width of the anterior nasal openings of the skull to the height of the nasal skeleton.
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The increased value of nasal index show that the nasal breadth is increased in speech and hearing.
This difference in sex incidence is due to narrow lumen of bony canal in females associated with high nasal index.
The nasal index and nasal elevation index were both found to differ most significantly [P<.