cra·​ni·​om·​e·​try ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce craniometry (audio)
: a science dealing with cranial measurement compare cephalometry

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In his study of craniometry, Blumenbach believed the Caucasian skull to be the utmost superior in physical beauty—the flawless benchmark from which all other races diverged. Longreads, 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of craniometry was circa 1828

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“Craniometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition



cra·​ni·​om·​e·​try -ˈäm-ə-trē How to pronounce craniometry (audio)
plural craniometries
: a science dealing with cranial measurement
craniometric adjective
or craniometrical

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