noun see phrenology

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  • Phrenologist — Phre*nol o*gist, n. [Cf. F. phr[ e]nologiste.] One versed in phrenology; a craniologist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phrenologist — phrenology ► NOUN chiefly historical ▪ the study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indication of character. DERIVATIVES phrenologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek phr n mind …   English terms dictionary

  • phrenologist — See phrenologic. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • phrenologist — One who claims to be able to diagnose mental and behavioral characteristics by a study of the external configuration of the skull. [see phrenology] * * * phre·nol·o·gist fri näl ə jəst n a specialist in phrenology * * * phre·nol·o·gi …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenologist — phre·nol·o·gist || frɪ nÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪst / nÉ’ n. one who analyzes personality traits according to the shape of one s skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phrenologist — phre·nol·o·gist …   English syllables

  • phrenologist — noun someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull • Syn: ↑craniologist • Derivationally related forms: ↑craniology (for: ↑craniologist), ↑phrenology • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • SPURZHEIM, JOHANN CASPAR —    phrenologist, born in Trèves; went to study medicine at Vienna; attended the lectures of Gall and became a disciple, accompanying him on a lecturing tour through Central Europe, and settling with him in 1807 in Paris; in 1813 he separated from …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Phrenology — (from Greek: φρήν, phrēn , mind ; and λόγος, logos , knowledge ) is a defunct field of study, once considered a science, by which the personality traits of a person were determined by reading bumps and fissures in the skull. Developed by German… …   Wikipedia

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