Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Premaxillary Index

An index of facial flatness; face breadth multiplied by 100 and divided by the facial chord. Face breadth is the chord between at the lowest points on the zygomatic-maxillary suture in reference to the eye-ear plane. The subtense extends down to the prosthion.

See frontal index, rhinial index, simotic index.

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