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phrenology

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noun phre·nol·o·gy \fri-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of phrenology

  1. :  the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character

phre·no·log·i·cal play \ˌfre-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌfrē-\ adjective
phre·nol·o·gist play \fri-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of phrenology

Greek phren-, phrēn


First Known Use: 1805


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phrenology

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noun phre·nol·o·gy \fri-ˈnäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of phrenology

plural phre·nol·o·gies

  1. :  the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character




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