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cra·ni·ol·o·gy

 (krā′nē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.

craniology

(ˌkreɪnɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) the branch of science concerned with the shape and size of the human skull, esp with reference to variations between different races
craniological adj
ˌcranioˈlogically adv
ˌcraniˈologist n

cra•ni•ol•o•gy

(ˌkreɪ niˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
a science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
[1800–10]

craniology

the science that studies the size, shape, and other features of human skulls. — craniologist, n.craniologic, craniological, adj.
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craniology

The study of the shapes and sizes of human skulls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craniology - the scientific study of the skulls of various human races
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
phrenology - a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties
Translations
kraniologija
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In Claims of the Negro Ethnologically Considered, Douglass proved to his audience that anatomically and craniologically the similarities between the Negro and the White race far outweighed the differences.