Definition of Craniology

1. Noun. The scientific study of the skulls of various human races.

Generic synonyms: Bioscience, Life Science
Specialized synonyms: Phrenology
Derivative terms: Craniologist



Definition of Craniology

1. n. The department of science (as of ethnology or archæology) which deals with the shape, size, proportions, indications, etc., of skulls; the study of skulls.

Definition of Craniology

1. Noun. The study of the physical characteristics of the human skull. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Craniology

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Medical Definition of Craniology

1. The scientific study of variations in size, shape, and proportion of the cranium. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Craniology

craniofacial fixation
craniofacial notch
craniofacial surgery
craniofacial suspension wiring
craniofacially
craniofenestria
craniognomy
craniograph
craniography
craniolacunia
craniological
craniologically
craniologies
craniologist
craniologists
craniology (current term)
craniomalacia
craniomandibular
craniomandibular disorders
craniomeningocele
craniometaphysial dysplasia
craniometer
craniometers
craniometric
craniometric point
craniometric points
craniometrical
craniometries
craniometry
craniopagi

Literary usage of Craniology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"Contributions to the craniology of the People of the Empire of India. Part I.—The Hill Tribes of the North-East Frontier and the People of Burma. ..."

2. Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk by John Gibson Lockhart (1820)
"craniology itself, over and above the general and natural prejudice I have already talked of, labours under a secondary, an adventitious, ..."

3. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"CHAPTER II craniology Having finished the study of general biological questions and of the body considered in its entirety, we may now pass on to analyse ..."

4. The Mediterranean Race: A Study of the Origin of European Peoples by Giuseppe Sergi (1901)
"craniology of the Ancient Berbers — The Physical Characters of the Modern Population. craniology of the Ancient Berbers.—I have elsewhere classified the ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"craniology. Skulls vary in size and shape, and the term craniology is applied to the study of these variations. The capacity of the cranial cavity ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"... and written labels, and are somewhat incongruously associated with a collection of comparative craniology in the glass-fronted cases beneath them. ..."

7. Major and Minor Keys: Critical Essays on Philippine Fiction and Poetry by Ricaredo Demetillo (1846)
"craniology. THIS name designates the doctrine of the skull, ... I subdivide craniology into two chapters. In the first, I examine the cause of the form and ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"Contributions to the craniology of the People of the Empire of India. Part I.—The Hill Tribes of the North-East Frontier and the People of Burma. ..."

9. Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk by John Gibson Lockhart (1820)
"craniology itself, over and above the general and natural prejudice I have already talked of, labours under a secondary, an adventitious, ..."

10. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"CHAPTER II craniology Having finished the study of general biological questions and of the body considered in its entirety, we may now pass on to analyse ..."

11. The Mediterranean Race: A Study of the Origin of European Peoples by Giuseppe Sergi (1901)
"craniology of the Ancient Berbers — The Physical Characters of the Modern Population. craniology of the Ancient Berbers.—I have elsewhere classified the ..."

12. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"craniology. Skulls vary in size and shape, and the term craniology is applied to the study of these variations. The capacity of the cranial cavity ..."

13. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"... and written labels, and are somewhat incongruously associated with a collection of comparative craniology in the glass-fronted cases beneath them. ..."

14. Major and Minor Keys: Critical Essays on Philippine Fiction and Poetry by Ricaredo Demetillo (1846)
"craniology. THIS name designates the doctrine of the skull, ... I subdivide craniology into two chapters. In the first, I examine the cause of the form and ..."

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