Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Measurement of the skull to determine its characteristics as related to sex, race, or body type.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Physiology) the study and measurement of skulls
craniometric, ˌcranioˈmetrical adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
cra•ni•om•e•try(ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tri)
the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic population.
cra`ni•o•met′ric (-əˈmɛ trɪk) cra`ni•o•met′ri•cal, adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
the science of measuring skulls. — craniometrist, n. — craniometric, craniometrical, adj.See also: Head
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||craniometry - the branch of physical anthropology dealing with the study and measurement of dry skulls after removal of its soft parts|
physical anthropology - the branch of anthropology dealing with the genesis and variation of human beings
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.