the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic population.
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
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Historical Examples of craniometry
In this department of craniometry, Anders Retzius has gained the foremost place among the pioneers of research.
These qualifications were overlooked by the immediate successors of Retzius, much to the disadvantage of craniometry.
Of the trend and progress of craniometry at the present day, three particular developments are noteworthy.
British Dictionary definitions for craniometry
Derived Formscraniometric (ˌkreɪnɪəˈmɛtrɪk) or craniometrical, adjectivecraniometrically, adverbcraniometrist, noun
the study and measurement of skulls
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Measurement of the skull to determine its characteristics as related to sex, race, or body type.
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