Cranioscopist
Cranioscopist Cra`ni*os"co*pist (kr?`n?-?s"k?-p?st), n. One skilled in, or who practices, cranioscopy. [1913 Webster]

It was found of equal dimension in a literary man whose skull puzzied the cranioscopists. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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  • cranioscopist — noun A person who makes deductions concerning someones intellectual, emotional, or moral qualities by studying the features of that individuals skull; a phrenologist. It is very trying to the patience of a cranioscopist to study the pages of… …   Wiktionary

  • cranioscopist — cra·ni·os·co·pist .krā nē äs kə .pist n a specialist in cranioscopy …   Medical dictionary

  • cranioscopist — cra·ni·os·co·pist …   English syllables

  • cranioscopist — ˌkrānēˈäskəˌpist noun ( s) : a specialist in cranioscopy * * * crāniosˈcopist noun A phrenologist • • • Main Entry: ↑cranium …   Useful english dictionary

  • cranioscopy — cranioscopical /kray nee euh skop i keuhl/, adj. cranioscopist, n. /kray nee os keuh pee/, n. observation, examination, and description of the human skull. [1795 1805; CRANIO + SCOPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • phrenologist — noun An adherent or practitioner of phrenology. Syn: cranioscopist …   Wiktionary

  • cranioscopy — noun a) The study of the shape, size, and other features of the human skull. In the first part of my Atlas on Cranioscopy, which appeared in Leipzig in 1843, I remarked that in the skull of a Greenlander, which I sketched, it was singular, that… …   Wiktionary

  • κρανιοσκόπος — ο, η ανθρωπολόγος που μελετά τα χαρακτηριστικά τού κρανίου. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. cranioscopist < αγγλ. cranioscopy «κρανιοσκοπία». Η λ. μαρτυρείται από το 1864 στον Α. Στρούμπο] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • cranioscopy — kəpē noun ( es) Etymology: crani + scopy : observations on or examination of the human skull * * * cranioscopical /kray nee euh skop i keuhl/, adj. cranioscopist, n. /kray nee os keuh pee/, n. observation, examination, and description of the …   Useful english dictionary

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