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craniometer

[ krey-nee-om-i-ter ]
/ ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tər /
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noun
an instrument for measuring the external dimensions of skulls.
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Origin of craniometer

First recorded in 1875–80; cranio- + -meter
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How to use craniometer in a sentence

  • And then, as he enclosed Markus's head with the shining craniometer, he gave the measurement figures.

    The Quest|Frederik van Eeden

British Dictionary definitions for craniometer

craniometer
/ (ˌkreɪnɪˈɒmɪtə) /

noun
an instrument for measuring the cranium or skull
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