- the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
Origin of craniology
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The observations of the craniologist are continually liable to error.
- 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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- The scientific study of the characteristics of the skull, such as size and shape, especially in humans.
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