[krey-nee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌkreɪ niˈɒl ə dʒi/

the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
the branch of science concerned with the shape and size of the human skull, esp with reference to variations between different races

craniology cra·ni·ol·o·gy (krā’nē-ŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of the characteristics of the skull, such as size and shape, especially in humans.


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  • Craniometer

    [krey-nee-om-i-ter] /ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. an instrument for measuring the external dimensions of skulls. /ˌkreɪnɪˈɒmɪtə/ noun 1. an instrument for measuring the cranium or skull craniometer cra·ni·om·e·ter (krā’nē-ŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An instrument or device used to measure the skull. cra’ni·o·met’ric (-ə-mět’rĭk) or cra’ni·o·met’ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.

  • Craniometric

    [krey-nee-om-i-tree] /ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tri/ noun 1. the science of measuring skulls, chiefly to determine their characteristic relationship to sex, body type, or genetic population. /ˌkreɪnɪˈɒmɪtrɪ/ noun 1. the study and measurement of skulls craniometry cra·ni·om·e·try (krā’nē-ŏm’ĭ-trē) n. Measurement of the skull to determine its characteristics as related to sex, race, or body type.

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    craniometric point n. Any of the fixed points on the skull used as reference points in craniometry.

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