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craniology

[krey-nee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
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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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Historical Examples of craniologist

  • The observations of the craniologist are continually liable to error.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, January 1888

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for craniologist

craniology

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

craniology

(krā′nē-ŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The scientific study of the characteristics of the skull, such as size and shape, especially in humans.
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