Craniology Cra`ni*ol"o*gy (-j?), n. [Cranium + -logy.] The department of science (as of ethnology or arch[ae]ology) which deals with the shape, size, proportions, indications, etc., of skulls; the study of skulls. [1913 Webster]

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  • craniology — [krā΄nē äl′ə jē] n. the scientific study of skulls, esp. human skulls, and their characteristics, including differences in size, shape, etc …   English World dictionary

  • craniology — noun Etymology: probably from German Kraniologie, from kranio crani + logie logy Date: 1851 a science dealing with variations in size, shape, and proportions of skulls among human races …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • craniology — craniological /kray nee euh loj i keuhl/, adj. craniologically, adv. craniologist, n. /kray nee ol euh jee/, n. the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls. [1800 10; CRANIO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • craniology — noun The study of the physical characteristics of the human skull …   Wiktionary

  • Craniology — The study of variations in size, shape, and proportion of the skull (cranium). Also known as phrenology, it was a pseudoscience of the 18th and 19th centuries based on the belief that a person s character could be learned by looking with care at… …   Medical dictionary

  • craniology — Synonyms and related words: anatomy, anthropography, anthropologist, anthropology, anthropometry, behavioral science, craniometry, demography, ethnography, ethnologist, ethnology, human ecology, human geography, metoposcopy, phrenologist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • craniology — study of the skull Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • craniology — cra·ni·ol·o·gy || ‚kreɪnɪ É’lÉ™dʒɪ n. study of the characteristics of the skull (size, shape, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • craniology — [ˌkreɪnɪ ɒlədʒi] noun historical the scientific study of the shape and size of the human skull. Derivatives craniological adjective craniologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • craniology — n. Craniognomy, phrenology …   New dictionary of synonyms

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