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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The maximum head breadth was measured as the maximum diameter between the two euryons using spreading calipers (electronic width sensitivity of 0.1 mm).
SD--Standard Deviation, calculated for maximum head length (MHL), maximum head breadth (MHB) and Cephalic Index (CI).
Head breadth was measured as the maximum transverse diameter between the two euryons using a spreading caliper.
The data represents the values of head length, head breadth and cephalic index of all subjects.
For example, to reduce the risk of head entrapment, openings in the bed system should be small enough to prevent passage of the widest part of the head (i.e., head breadth measured across the face from ear to ear).
* Body part entrapped and, if possible, the part's size (e.g., head breadth, neck diameter, chest depth)
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.
Morphologic trait N = 118[dagger] N = 118[double dagger] Thigh length -0.161 -0.106 Leg length -0.166 -0.142 Upper arm length -0.208(*) -0.062 Forearm length -0.207(*) -0.059 Biiliocristal diameter -0.156 -0.143 Bitrochanteric diameter -0.134 -0.086 Transverse chest diameter -0.222(*) -0.031 Chest depth -0.123 -0.157 Biacromial diameter -0.186(*) -0.106 Head length -0.135 -0.103 Head breadth -0.027 -0.007 Chest circumference -0.150 -0.107 Upper arm circumference -0.120 -0.091 Calf circumference -0.205(*) -0.114 Biocular breadth -0.212(*) -0.235(*) Bizygomatic breadth -0.142 -0.097 Bigonial breadth -0.140 -0.089 Upper face height -0.157 -0.056 Trunk length -0.154 -0.101 Crown-rump length -0.156 -0.112 * Indicates significant at P [less than] 0.05 without sequential Bonferroni.
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).