[ fri-nol-uh-jee, fre- ]
/ frɪˈnɒl ə dʒi, frɛ- /
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a psychological theory or analytical method based on the belief that certain mental faculties and character traits are indicated by the configurations of the skull.
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OTHER WORDS FROM phrenologyphren·o·log·ic [fren-l-oj-ik], /ˌfrɛn lˈɒdʒ ɪk/, phren·o·log·i·cal, adjectivephren·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbphre·nol·o·gist, noun
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How to use phrenology in a sentence
"Your Grace has not the organ of animal courage largely developed," said a phrenologist, who was examining Wellington's head.How to Succeed|Orison Swett Marden
How wide and various are the channels through which the phrenologist derives his facts.
Dr. Allen, a Phrenologist, gave us a short lecture this morning and examined a few heads, mine among them.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
George Combe, philosopher and phrenologist, studied especially social institutions.Great Britain and the American Civil War|Ephraim Douglass Adams
The phrenologist, therefore, who essays to read your character, must be able to trace the signs of disease in your appearance.How to Become Rich|William Windsor
British Dictionary definitions for phrenology
/ (frɪˈnɒlədʒɪ) /
(formerly) the branch of science concerned with localization of function in the human brain, esp determination of the strength of the faculties by the shape and size of the skull overlying the parts of the brain thought to be responsible for them
Derived forms of phrenologyphrenological (ˌfrɛnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephrenologist, noun
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