craniometry

[ krey-nee-om-i-tree ]
/ ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tri /

noun

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

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Origin of craniometry

First recorded in 1860–65; cranio- + -metry

OTHER WORDS FROM craniometry

cra·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
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British Dictionary definitions for craniometry

craniometry
/ (ˌkreɪnɪˈɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun

the study and measurement of skulls

Derived forms of craniometry

craniometric (ˌkreɪnɪəˈmɛtrɪk) or craniometrical, adjectivecraniometrically, adverbcraniometrist, noun
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Medical definitions for craniometry

craniometry
[ krā′nē-ŏmĭ-trē ]

n.

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