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The study of physiognomy.
[G. metōpon, forehead, + skopeō, to view]
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A pseudodiagnostic divination technique in which the personality and emotional state are allegedly deciphered by evaluating the lines on a person’s forehead
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A similar way of thinking is often used to account for the practices of those physiognomists who engaged in metoposcopy and who predicted both people's characters and their future primarily by the shape of their forehead(39) This evidence suggests that the overall purpose of Physiognomy was practical and ethical.