craniology


cra·ni·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of CRANIOLOGY

:  a science dealing with variations in size, shape, and proportions of skulls among human races

Origin of CRANIOLOGY

probably from German Kraniologie, from kranio- crani- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1851

cra·ni·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌkrā-nē-ˈäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cra·ni·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of CRANIOLOGY

: a science dealing with variations in size, shape, and proportions of skulls among the human races

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