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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1869) Last page : ( 1871)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00382.6

Sex determination using the mastoid process using South Indian skulls

Geethika B.1,*, Dr.  Thenmozhi2

1BDS-I, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

2Head of Department, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: geethbaabs@icloud.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Sexual dimorphism plays an inevitable role in forensic science. Mastoid process shows evident difference between male and female skulls. This study aims to determine the sex of 50 dry South Indian skulls using mastoid process. Sexual dimorphism using skulls has been quite a task in forensic science. This study aims to contribute towards it.

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Keywords

Sexual dimorphism, Mastoid process, South Indian population.

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