palatal index

palatal index
palatal index n the ratio of the length of the hard palate to its breadth multiplied by 100 called also palatomaxillary index

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palatine index, palatomaxillary index a numerical expression of the ratio of various proportions of the palate obtained by multiplying the palatal breadth by 100 and dividing the product by the palatal length. See also brachystaphyline and leptostaphyline.

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  • palatal index — noun : the ratio of the length of the hard palate to its breadth multiplied by 100 …   Useful english dictionary

  • index — 1. [NA] SYN: i. finger. 2. A guide, standard, indicator, symbol, or number denoting the relation in respect to size, capacity, or function, of one part or thing to another. SEE ALSO: quotient, r …   Medical dictionary

  • palatomaxillary index — n PALATAL INDEX …   Medical dictionary

  • leptostaphyline — lep·to·staph·y·line staf ə .līn, lən adj having a palate which is narrow and high with a palatal index of less than 80 on the skull * * * lep·to·staph·y·line (lep″to stafґə lēn) [lepto + staphyline (def. 2)] pertaining to or… …   Medical dictionary

  • mesostaphyline — me·so·staph·y·line staf ə .līn adj having a palate of moderate size with a palatal index of 80.0 to 84.9 * * * meso·staph·y·line (mez″o ) (me″zo stafґə lēn) [meso + staphyline (def. 2)] pertaining to or characterized by a… …   Medical dictionary

  • brachystaphyline — Having a short palate; having a palatomaxillary index above 85. [brachy + G. staphyle, uvula] * * * brachy·staph·y·line (brak″e stafґə lēn) [brachy + staphyline] pertaining to or characterized by a short, wide palate, with a… …   Medical dictionary

  • brachyuranic — brachy·uran·ic yu̇r an ik adj having a short or narrow alveolar arch with a palatal index of 115 or above brachy·ur·a·ny yu̇r ə nē n, pl nies * * * brachy·uran·ic (brak″e u ranґik) having a narrow maxilla, with a maxilloalveolar index of… …   Medical dictionary

  • dolichouranic, dolichuranic — Having a long palate, with a palatal index below 110. [dolicho + G. ouranos, vault of the palate] …   Medical dictionary

  • mesouranic — Having a palatal index between 110 and 115. SYN: mesuranic. [meso + G. ouranos, palate] …   Medical dictionary

  • leptostaphyline — |leptə|stafəˌlīn, lə̇n adjective Etymology: lept + Greek staphylē uvula + English ine : having a palate which is narrow and high with a palatal index of less than 80 on the skull …   Useful english dictionary

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