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- (of a person or animal) Having a head that is not particularly short or long from front to back (relative to its width from left to right).
mesocephalic (plural mesocephalics)
- A mesocephalic person.
- William H. Tucker, The Science and Politics of Racial Research, University of Illinois Press (1996), →ISBN, page 23: Also a subject of extensive investigation was the cephalic index, a measurement of the general shape of the skull, defined as the ratio of its breadth to its length multiplied by one hundred to eliminate the decimal point. Ratios below seventy-five indicated skulls that were long and narrow, termed “dolichocephalic”; those between seventy-five and eight, slightly broader or “mesocephalic”; and even rounder heads with ratios above eighty were called “brachycephalic.”