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MESOCEPHALIC, a term applied by anthropologists to those skulls which exhibit a cephalic index intermediate between the dolichocephalic and brachycephalic crania (see CRANIOMETRY). Taking the longer diameter of a skull, i.e. the one from front to back, as 100, mesocephalic skulls are those of which the transverse diameter varies between 75 to 80.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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