craniology

[krey-nee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
the science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.

Origin:
1800–10; cranio- + -logy

craniological [krey-nee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
craniologically, adverb
craniologist, noun
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craniology (ˌkreɪnɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of science concerned with the shape and size of the human skull, esp with reference to variations between different races
 
craniological
 
adj
 
cranio'logically
 
adv
 
crani'ologist
 
n

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craniology 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.

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Seeing the gap in the archaeological record, they nod in the direction of craniology and genetics.
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