craniology

noun
cra·​ni·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce craniology (audio) \

Definition of craniology

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

First Known Use of craniology

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for craniology

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

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“Craniology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craniology. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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craniology

noun
cra·​ni·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌkrā-nē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce craniology (audio) \
plural craniologies

Medical Definition of craniology

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

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