cra·​ni·​om·​e·​try | \ ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-mə-trē \

Definition of craniometry

: a science dealing with cranial measurement — compare cephalometry

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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, "My Mongolian Spot," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of craniometry

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of craniometry was circa 1828

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cra·​ni·​om·​e·​try | \ -ˈäm-ə-trē \
plural craniometries

Medical Definition of craniometry

: a science dealing with cranial measurement

Other Words from craniometry

craniometric \ ˌkrā-​nē-​ō-​ˈme-​trik \ or craniometrical \ -​tri-​kəl \ adjective

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