Lombrosian

adjective
Lom·bro·sian | \ (ˈ)läm¦brōzhən \

Definition of Lombrosian 

: of or relating to the doctrines of Lombroso especially that a criminal represents a distinct anthropological type with definite physical and mental stigmata and that he is the product of heredity, atavism, and degeneracy Lombrosian school a Lombrosian approach to criminology

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History and Etymology for Lombrosian

Cesare Lombroso †1909 Italian physician and criminologist + English -ian

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