Dictionary.com

craniology

[ krey-nee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkreɪ niˈɒl ə dʒi /
Save This Word!

noun
the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of craniology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM craniology

cra·ni·o·log·i·cal [krey-nee-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌkreɪ ni əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecra·ni·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcra·ni·ol·o·gist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use craniology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for craniology

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 forms of craniology

craniological (ˌkreɪnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecraniologically, adverbcraniologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK