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The scientific study of the characteristics of the skull, such as size and shape, especially in humans.

cra′ni·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
cra′ni·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
cra′ni·ol′o·gist n.
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Cephalic, nasal, osteological, and craniological indices as well as the culturally-derived psychological testing were falsely conceived or designed.
84) Pruner-Bey, who in his craniological studies condemned blacks to intellectual mediocrity, also heralded the achievements of medieval Mali and Ghana according to explorer Heinrich Barth.
Craniological analysis of harbor and spotted seals of the North Pacific Region.