craniometry
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1828 a science dealing with cranial measurementcompare cephalometry

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  • 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

  • Craniometry — Cra ni*om e*try (kr? n? ?m ? tr?), n. The art or act of measuring skulls. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • craniometry — [krā΄nəäm′ə trē] n. the science of measuring skulls; cranial measurement …   English World dictionary

  • craniometry — craniometric /kray nee euh me trik/, craniometrical, adj. craniometrically, adv. craniometrist, n. /kray nee om i tree/, n. the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic… …   Universalium

  • craniometry — Measurement of the dry skull after removal of the soft parts, and study of its topography. [cranio + G. metron, measure] * * * cra·ni·om·e·try äm ə trē n, pl tries a science dealing with cranial measurement cra·nio·met·ric .krā nē ō me trik or… …   Medical dictionary

  • craniometry — n. measurement of the skull …   English contemporary dictionary

  • craniometry — [ˌkreɪnɪ ɒmɪtri] noun the measurement of the dimensions of skulls. Derivatives craniometric adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • craniometry — cra·ni·om·e·try …   English syllables

  • craniometry — n. the science of measuring the differences in size and shape of skulls …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • craniometry — cra•ni•om•e•try [[t]ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tri[/t]] n. med pan the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic population • Etymology: 1860–65 cra ni•o•met′ric əˈmɛ trɪk cra… …   From formal English to slang

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