craniometer

[ krey-nee-om-i-ter ]
/ ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tər /

noun

an instrument for measuring the external dimensions of skulls.

Nearby words

  1. craniol.,
  2. craniological,
  3. craniology,
  4. craniom.,
  5. craniomalacia,
  6. craniometric point,
  7. craniometry,
  8. craniopagus,
  9. craniopathy,
  10. craniopharyngeal

Origin of craniometer

First recorded in 1875–80; cranio- + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for craniometer

craniometer

/ (ˌkreɪnɪˈɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the cranium or skull
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Medicine definitions for craniometer

craniometer

[ krā′nē-ŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

An instrument or device used to measure the skull.
Related formscra′ni•o•metric (-ə-mĕtrĭk) null adj.


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