cephalostat

cephalostat
SYN: cephalometer. [cephalo- + G. statos, stationary]

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ceph·a·lo·stat (sefґə-lo-stat″) a head-positioning device used in dental radiology, facial photography, cephalometry, and other procedures requiring exact positioning of the head. See also gnathostat.

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  • cephalometer — noun a) An instrument for measuring the head b) A device for positioning the head, and holding it steady, for an X ray or surgery; a cephalostat See Also: cephalometry …   Wiktionary

  • cephalometer — An instrument used to position the head to produce oriented, reproducible lateral and posterior anterior head films. SYN: cephalostat. [cephalo + G. metron, measure] * * * ceph·a·lom·e·ter .sef ə läm ət ər n an instrument for measuring the head * …   Medical dictionary

  • gnathostat — gnatho·stat (nathґo stat) a jaw positioning device used in dental radiology, facial photography, cephalometry, and other procedures requiring exact positioning of the jaws. See also cephalostat …   Medical dictionary

  • cefalostat — CEFALOSTÁT s. n. aparat de fixare a capului în cursul unei înregistrări fotografice sau radiografice a mişcărilor mandibulare. (< fr. céphalostat) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

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