craniology

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noun cra·ni·ol·o·gy \ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of craniology

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

Origin and Etymology of craniology

probably from German Kraniologie, from kranio- crani- + -logie -logy


First Known Use: 1851


Medical Dictionary

craniology

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noun cra·ni·ol·o·gy \ˌkrā-nē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of craniology

plural

craniologies

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


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