stereology

noun
ste·​re·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌster-ē-ˈä-lə-jē, ˌstir-\

Definition of stereology 

: a branch of science concerned with inferring the three-dimensional properties of objects or matter ordinarily observed two-dimensionally

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Other Words from stereology

stereological \ ˌster-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl , ˌstir-​ \ adjective
stereologically \ ˌster-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē , ˌstir-​ \ adverb

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But many species have brains that are simply too big, convoluted and multitudinous to yield to stereology. Ferris Jabr, New York Times, "To Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries, Purée It," 14 Dec. 2017 Using stereology to take a census of the human brain would require a daunting amount of time, resources and unerring precision. Ferris Jabr, New York Times, "To Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries, Purée It," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of stereology

1963, in the meaning defined above

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stereology

noun
ste·​re·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌster-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē, ˌstir- \
plural stereologies

Medical Definition of stereology 

: a branch of science concerned with inferring the three-dimensional properties of objects or matter ordinarily observed two-dimensionally

Other Words from stereology

stereological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl \ also stereologic \ -​ˈläj-​ik \ adjective
stereologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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