palatomaxillary index


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palatomaxillary index

[¦pal·ə·dō′mak·sə‚ler·ē ′in‚deks]
(anthropology)
An index denoting the form of the dental arch and palate, expressed by the formula: palatomaxillary width multiplied by 100, divided by the palatomaxillary length.