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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The increased value of nasal index show that the nasal breadth is increased in speech and hearing.
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