1. the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic population.

Origin of craniometry

First recorded in 1860–65; cranio- + -metry
Related formscra·ni·o·met·ric [krey-nee-uh-me-trik] /ˌkreɪ ni əˈmɛ trɪk/, cra·ni·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivecra·ni·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbcra·ni·om·e·trist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for craniometric


  1. the study and measurement of skulls
Derived Formscraniometric (ˌkreɪnɪəˈmɛtrɪk) or craniometrical, adjectivecraniometrically, adverbcraniometrist, noun
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craniometric in Medicine


  1. Measurement of the skull to determine its characteristics as related to sex, race, or body type.
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