What Does Brachycephalic Mean?


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A brachycephalic is defined as a person who has a broad head. A brachycephalic person has a cephalic index over 80 per cent. Cephalic index is calculated by dividing the cranial breadth by the cranial length and multiplying the answer to that ratio by 100. The cephalic index was defined by Anders Retzius. He was born in the year 1796 and died at the age of 64 in the year 1860. Retzius was a professor of anatomy from Sweden. He was the first person to use it in the course of the study of the subject matter of physical anthropology. He used it to classify the remains of human beings from the ancient times, which were discovered in Europe.

Many breeds of dog are brachycephalic or snub-nosed. These include the American Staffordshire terrier, the Boston terrier, the boxer, the Brussels Griffon, the bull terrier, the Dutch pug, the English bulldog, the English toy spaniel, the French bulldog, the Japanese spaniel (also known as the Japanese chin), the Japanese pug, the Pekingese, the Shih-Tzu, the Shar-Pei and the Staffordshire bull terrier. The Himalayan cat and the Persian cat are two well-known breeds of brachycephalic (or snub-nosed) cats.
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In the 1920s, a Russian scientist, Ilya Ivanov, tried human- ape hybridization in an attempt to nail the coffin on the lid of religion. At the time it was thought that the gorilla was the origins of the black race, the chimpanzee of the white and the gibbon of the more 'brachycephalic' peoples of Europe. (Men and Apes) Time. 7(26), June 28, 1926
So the term has also been used to characterize human skull types. I do not know to whom the doctor was referring. His experiments failed by the way.

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