craniology

[ krey-nee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkreɪ niˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.

Nearby words

  1. craniofenestria,
  2. craniograph,
  3. craniography,
  4. craniol.,
  5. craniological,
  6. craniom.,
  7. craniomalacia,
  8. craniometer,
  9. craniometric point,
  10. craniometry

Origin of craniology

First recorded in 1800–10; cranio- + -logy

Related formscra·ni·o·log·i·cal [krey-nee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkreɪ ni əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecra·ni·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcra·ni·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for craniologist

craniology

/ (ˌkreɪnɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of science concerned with the shape and size of the human skull, esp with reference to variations between different races
Derived Formscraniological (ˌkreɪnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecraniologically, adverbcraniologist, noun

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Medicine definitions for craniologist

craniology

[ krā′nē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The scientific study of the characteristics of the skull, such as size and shape, especially in humans.

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