phrenology

noun
phre·​nol·​o·​gy | \ fri-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce phrenology (audio) \

Definition of phrenology

: the study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character

Other Words from phrenology

phrenological \ ˌfre-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce phrenological (audio) , ˌfrē-​ \ adjective
phrenologist \ fri-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce phrenologist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of phrenology

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phrenology

Greek phren-, phrēn

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phrenology

noun
phre·​nol·​o·​gy | \ fri-ˈnäl-ə-jē How to pronounce phrenology (audio) \
plural phrenologies

Medical Definition of phrenology

: the former study of the conformation of the skull based on the belief that it is indicative of mental faculties and character

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