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

Definition of Lombrosian

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of lombrosian

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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