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cranioscopy

[krey-nee-os-kuh-pee]
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noun
  1. observation, examination, and description of the human skull.

Origin of cranioscopy

First recorded in 1795–1805; cranio- + -scopy
Related formscra·ni·o·scop·i·cal [krey-nee-uh-skop-i-kuh l] /ˌkreɪ ni əˈskɒp ɪ kəl/, adjectivecra·ni·os·co·pist, noun
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Examples from the Web for cranioscopy

Historical Examples

  • The method of Cranioscopy, practiced by Gall and his followers.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, January 1888

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  • Following the old route of exploration by cranioscopy, I sought to supply these defects.