Cranioscopy
Cranioscopy Cra`ni*os"co*py (-p?), n. [Cranium + -scopy.] Scientific examination of the cranium. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Cranioscopy — is a term created by Franz Joseph Gall (1758 1828), a German neuroanatomist and physiologist who was a pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain, to name his technique to infer brain localization of function on the …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • cranioscopy — Examination of the skull in the living subject for craniometric or diagnostic purposes. [cranio + G. skopeo, to view] * * * cra·ni·os·co·py äs kə pē n, pl pies observations on or examination of the human skull cra·nio·scop·ic .krā nē ə …   Medical dictionary

  • cranioscopy — n. study of the shape and formation of the skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cranioscopy — cra·ni·os·co·py …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Franz Joseph Gall — (March 9, 1758 August 22, 1828) was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain.Gall was born in Baden, in the village of Tiefenbronn to a wealthy Roman Catholic wool merchant. The …   Wikipedia

  • Anthropometry — Illustration from The Speaking Portrait (Pearson s Magazine, Vol XI, January to June 1901) demonstrating the principles of Bertillon s anthropometry. Anthropometry (Greek anthropos (άνθρωπος man ) and metron (μέτρον measure ) therefore… …   Wikipedia

  • Craniometry — is the technique of measuring the bones of the skull. It is distinct from phrenology, the study of personality and character, and physiognomy, the study of facial features. However, these fields have all claimed the ability to predict traits or… …   Wikipedia

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