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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]
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cra·ni·ol·o·gy

(krānē-olŏ-jē)
The science concerned with variations in size, shape, and proportion of the cranium.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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I snake past stone Buddha heads and seated pharaohs, mosaic bird silhouettes made for ancient Syrian homes, human skulls collected in Peru by 19th-century craniologists and chunky silver anklets from Ethiopia.
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.