cra·​ni·​om·​e·​try | \ ˌkrā-nē-ˈä-mə-trē How to pronounce craniometry (audio) \

Definition of craniometry

: a science dealing with cranial measurement — compare cephalometry

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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, "My Mongolian Spot," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of craniometry

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for craniometry

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The first known use of craniometry was circa 1828

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“Craniometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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cra·​ni·​om·​e·​try | \ -ˈäm-ə-trē How to pronounce craniometry (audio) \
plural craniometries

Medical Definition of craniometry

: a science dealing with cranial measurement

Other Words from craniometry

craniometric \ ˌkrā-​nē-​ō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce craniometric (audio) \ or craniometrical \ -​tri-​kəl How to pronounce craniometrical (audio) \ adjective

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