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cra·ni·ol·o·gy

(krā'nē-ol'ō-jē),
The science concerned with variations in size, shape, and proportion of the cranium, especially with the variations characterizing the different races of humans.
[cranio- + G. logos, study]

craniology

(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

[krā′nē·ol′əjē,]
the study of the shape, size, proportions, and other features of the human skull. It is usually associated with anthropological research.

cra·ni·ol·o·gy

(krānē-olŏ-jē)
The science concerned with variations in size, shape, and proportion of the cranium, especially with the variations characterizing the different races of humans.

cra·ni·ol·o·gy

(krānē-olŏ-jē)
The science concerned with variations in size, shape, and proportion of the cranium.
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Indeed, German publications addressing the subject of racial origins of nations engaged in the war quite seldom accepted the notion of sharing the dignity of Aryan roots with anybody other than one's own folk, even when the writers were professional craniologists.
The painfully prosaic hypothesis of certain craniologists that such relics were only those of children is, of course, rejected by any person possessed of the res ources of imagination.
Gossett spends some time discussing the racial theories of nineteenth-century craniologists and phrenologists, who insisted that race can be seen and quantified in the body.